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First, I would call Time Warner cable and ask for Customer Retention. Once you get there, explain your situation and that cable is getting out of your budget. Tell then you want to cut the cord, or go to Dish or anything (heck, get an offer from Dish or DirectTV and then do the call). The cable companies will listen. I re-negotiate my cable bill every summer to keep the cost down, and they threw in HBO.
Second, I love Tivo and have been a Tivo customer since 1999. However, Tivo is NOT the economy play. It takes far too long to break even with the cost of a Tivo + the Lifetime contract. Tivo's play is that these days its a nice media player as well as the best DVR out there. It's far more reliable than most cheapo DVRs from the cable company. That being said, most of the cableco DVRs are a lot better than they were five years ago and some of them are downright nice with ***y features like multi-room DVR. And honestly, the best media players are Apple TVs and Rokus, which are a lot cheaper. Only Xboxes as media players are a good comparison.
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