After living in our house for almost 10 years and suffering with AT&T, TCI, and finally Comcast cable service, we finally got with the program and upgraded to DirecTV with TiVo. Our neighborhood still has the original “A/B” cable system — two cables to each house with half the channels on each; not even enough bandwidth for cable modem service.
Fortunately my procrastination paid off as the prices of satellite systems continues to drop (unless you want HD). On Rapid Satellite, I was able to get a 2-room setup with 35-hour TIVO in each plus the triple-LNB dish for about $170 (installed). We also bought the NFL Sunday Ticket package which gives us basically all the channels for the first four months. Talk about TV overload!