Consumer Reports recently wrote an article about the high fees that Comcast and other cable companies are nontransparently adding to their customers' bills. They are also collecting signatures if you would like to sign the petition. I put the web address in a blog post at tedsblog.org. The article fails to mention that you can save a considerable amount of money by purchasing a TiVo or other hardware instead of using the equipment available from your cable company. The article also incorrectly indicates that "you have to rent your cable box." With very few exceptions, federal rules require your cable company to allow you purchase your own cable box, DVR or HTPC.