Advertisements That really does depend on which cable company. Cox's DVR offerings are actually not all that bad. Of course, TiVo has more features, but the gap has been closing. Plus, with a cable DVR, there is no expensive DVR to buy, included updates, free upgrades (to newer equipment), free local instant-swap service, no cable card & tuning adapters to fight with, single bill, etc. TiVo is having a harder sell all the time.