TWC offers a DVR recorder / tuner for the low, low price of $12+ per month. But that box gives a whole 10 hours of HD recording - old technology to say the least. Nobody, given a choice, would ever buy this in the retail martket.
For an additional low, low price of only $7.95/month, you can get a box that will give 80 hours of HD recording.
TWC - old technology; high prices; bad service. What more could you expect from a monopoly?