Until recently, I had a Directv recorder with Tivo. Unfortunately, it broke down, so I got a replacement from Directv. They sent me a DVR that does not have Tivo, but rather it's their pathetic attempt at a Tivo wannabe. Does anyone else have this Directv DVR without Tivo? Do you find it as difficult to manipulate as I do, or is it simply that I'm not use to it yet?

I'm not very technically inclined, so if I were to go and get a real Tivo, would this cause any problems with my DVR? I guess I would then have an additional monthly charge for the Tivo, right? Yikes. For those that have Directv, how are you hooked up to record?