as you know, Comcast rents out those HDTV DVR boxes for 20 bucks a month. Here's my problem.. we have 4 of them - That's $80 bucks a months just for boxes, plus the DVR service (another $10 but only 1 charge per month), and then the cost for the actual cable.
What I'm looking for is something to replace my boxes so I can return these rented ones. I still plan on keeping the DVR service (it's only 10 bucks a month, but not paying this extra $80 a month for 4 boxes would be great. I realize at the beginning I'd obviously be spending more, having to buy 4 boxes, but over time it'll be worth it.
The question... What should I buy? I want to retain all the same functionality, I just want to own the box. Basically just needs to be an HD DVR - don't even need to be able to burn the programs to DVD, although transferring them to the PC would be nice, but not necessary.
Any suggestions? My current Comcast model is the motorola DCT6412 w/ HDMI output (you know, the one with that really crappy lag time between commands that sometimes lasts minutes).