So, we got an IN72 last year, and loved it. We were fairly happy with our Dish service, and didn't really care about HDTV yet, but the recent addition of a 32" Toshiba Regza changed our minds within three days. The cable dude came out yesterday and got us all hooked up.
The problem is that the HD-DVR that Bright House provides sucks mightily. I mean, it's really amazingly bad. Some of the problems are (I assume) correctable by contacting tech support, but the usability of the system itself is just sooo limited. I thought it was bad giving up our Replay for the Dish DVR, but this is way worse. We're pondering our options now:
1) Get over it - stick with the new crappy cable DVR, and get them to fix whatever it is that makes the Info show up wrong on *every* channel, and whatever it is that prevents onDemand from working. We'd just have to live with a crappy search feature, no forward skip, and whatever features I'm sure are missing.
2) Call Dish, tell them we want to switch to cable for the HD offerings, and hope there is a deal (and decent DVR) available to retain us. We're more or less used to their regular DVR, and while we're dreading the upcoming summer storm interference, it's got to be better than this.
3) Call DirectTV and do the same.
4) Buy or build a DVR that isn't serviced by our provider
Anyone else have to make this decision? I can't believe how disappointing the SA 8300 series is =(