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said by Mele20:You've written that before and it still makes zero sense to me.
If you want DVR that means you rent a SECOND box.
Why do you need to rent a second box? Why can't you replace the first "plain" cable box with a DVR? EVERY cable company (Cox, Comcast, TWC, Verizon, etc.) issued DVR works as a standard "plain" cable box in addition to it's DVR features.
What's the purpose of the first box once you have a DVR?
said by Mele20:What cable boxes are you looking at buying? There is a huge problem in the lack of AVAILABLE (beyond Tivo) 3rd party boxes that aren't cable company equipment. There used to be a few more when cable cards (which you still have to rent) first came out 10 years ago, but not now unless you get a Tivo or roll your own HTPC. Would you be willing to pay hundreds of dollars for a box plus the few dollar a month CableCARD rental fee?
What I am looking forward to is when soon we will be able finally to buy our own cable modems and soon after that buy our own cable boxes. The real rip off to me is forcing customers to RENT cable boxes ... and foisting ones on them where their TV remotes won't work with the crappy box they have to rent.
I haven't seen any cable box your Samsung TV remote will control (I have 4 different model Samsung TV remotes from the last 2 years and all have the same problem). Your remote isn't a universal remote and can't be programmed to control cable boxes, it's a common problem with many TV remotes. The problem isn't the box, it's the remote. There are plenty of other remotes which will control most TVs and cable boxes.
If it's important, back it up... twice. Even 99.999% availability isn't enough sometimes.