Advertisements Tivo experience > cable dvr experience + probable equipment savings in the long run = best of both worlds or having your cake and eating it too But I'm not blind to the fact this is lost on most cable customers. One reason is fear of the up front cost. NExt the fear of the setup. Next the teaser rates the cable company throws at you. Next the average customer really can't tell or aren't bothered by the differences in the dvr experience. They might have a few shows they want to watch and if those shows are there and can be watched then they are happy. Part of this is because they just don't know better. They don't know what's possible. They think it is a miracle just to be able to time shift their show.