I would like to get a DVR but I don't know that much about them and don't know if I should pay Comcast, my cable provider, Tivo or buy an independent model. I am inclined to buy rather than get locked into a monthly fee but it doesn't seem as though I would get all the features unless I am am paying a fee to Comcast or Tivo.
I have tried a google search but all the models I have located give very limited information about the features included.
If I buy, can you program it to record a specific show, Law and Order SVU, rather than a time so it gets it even if they move nights?
Can you watch and record the same show at the same time in case you tune in after it starts?
Will they record one channel while you watch another?
I have read that some channels might be encrypted. Which ones?
What's better? Rent or Buy?