I know there are lots of postings related to this. Here's my own story. After my old DTiVos died (again) I decided to take the HD plunge, opting to go with Comcast, mainly because of simplicity and a special "triple play" promotion they were holding at the time (I now get cable, phone service, and internet through Comcast). When I called to disconnect my DIRECTV service, they weren't about to let me go without a fight. They say they will give me a free HD DVR if I make a two year commitment to stay with DIRECTV. My wife took the call and I still have to get details about which DVR they are offering, but I assume it's an HR21, their latest model, but I wonder how much capacity they're offering? I did a quick search and it seems there is a model that has 100 hours of HD capacity. Is this true? I've also read the CNET review of the HR20 and it wasn't all that positive. I've been using the Comcast HD DVR for a couple of weeks now and while its no TiVo it's not too bad. I'm thinking though that I might prefer to get an HD TiVo in the long run.
So, my question to this forum is should I take DIRECTV's offer and drop Comcast HD, or stay with Comcast and plan on moving to an HD TiVo box?
Unfortunately I have to make the decision by the end of the day!