I understand there are many threads about these, but I found them to be somewhat... overly technical for a layman like myself. I just moved into an apartment and the only cable service I can get is Cox Digital Cable... Anyway, the DVR they sent me is utter crap. The interface is clunky, recording shows is a convoluded mess of button presses (and half the time shows I set to record don't record) ... and for whatever reason, whenever I'm watching a recorded show on the DVR... I can't rewind. - If you try to rewind more than 3 seconds, the thing stutters and jolts you back to where you were. The interface is also seemingly not designed for large HDTV's, because on my 40'' flatscreen the buttons still look pixelated and stretched. anyway, I'm looking for an alternative. A friend told my a TiVo might be what I'm looking for. Is this the case? or do I need to ditch Cox Cable completely?