Getting a Tivo would be a much better idea if you weren't on Time Warner. You still haven't given us your location but most TWC systems use SDV which means you also have to use a Tuning Adapter, or you'll be missing up to half your channels. TA's are furnished free by TWC but they cost a lot in aggravation. And you can't count on TWC to know you need a TA or to give you much help with it. CableCARD is needed for all cable providers.