Fuck Verizon. They jacked up their DVR rental price AGAIN. When I got this box I was paying $12 a month for it. Now they raised it to $17, the 3rd price increase. Same box too. I called them and the stupid rep told me it was inflation. How the hell can there be inflation on a product they bought 6 years ago and has been sitting in my house??? Anyway... my point... Is there a cheaper alternative out there? I checked out Tivo but fuck this $500 lifetime crap... so I save money in 4 years??? Their monthly rate is no savings either, since I have to buy the box too. What else is there?