I currently have three ReplayTV PVRs (models 2001, 2020, and 5040) and I really like them, but the IR Blaster control SUCKS with our Charter DCT-2000 Digital Cable box (yes, I have tweaked and tweaked, but I still have some repeatable problems.)
I now live in Anderson, South Carolina, and Charter Cable will be offering their DVR service within the month, and I'm considering replacing one of my ReplayTV boxes with Charter's DVR box. It's an extra $9.99 per month on the cable bill, but requires no long-term commitment or startup or equipment costs. Anyone know anything about these? I downloaded the user manual, (it looks like a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8000) and it looks like it has most of what I need from a DVR. Does anyone have any experience, positive or negative, with these? I'm mostly interested in ease-of-use, features, speed (how fast does it change channels) and reliability.
Charter claims that their DVR is fully integrated and allows all the "extra" access like On Demand, etc. right from the box. This seems like a great feature.
I am a very loyal ReplayTV user, but I am also trying to simplify things in our house, and this may be a step in that direction...