Depends upon what you want. If you have cable, just want a box and don't care about the interface or anything else, just get what comes with the service and don't worry about it. If you have satellite or ATT Uverse you don't have a choice, you get what they offer. DirectTV is offering the Direct TV TiVo for extra money.
If you have cable and you DO care about the interface and/or have an OTA antenna that you wish to record from then things change. TiVos have a nice OTA tuner to go with their 2 cable tuners. The Premier XL4, though, ditched the OTA tuner in favor of 2 more cable tuners. The downside to the TiVo is cost: they are expensive and require an ongoing (annoying) monthly subscription (I think they have also dropped their lifetime subscription option).
If you are adventuresome you can consider a home theater PC. There are several cable card adapters now on sale that work with Win7.read more collapse
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