I have been a long-time Direct Tivo user. I live in Howard County, MD and I just switched to Comcast (didn't want to pay $900 for HD Tivo and still not get locals in HD without OTA). When I signed up, I asked if I was going to get new Motorola box and was told yes. That was lie. They installed the SA 8000.
On Comcast's website, they are talking about the new guide. I assume that is the iGuide that everyone is talking about. My box defintely does not have that interface. I just got off the phone with them, and they said that Howard county only gets the SA boxes, and that there were problems rolling out the new guide. Once the bugs are fixed, it will roll out through a software upgrade.
Is this true? Can the SA8000 support the new guide?
The guide that is on the box now is HORRIBLE. It's basically a VCR with a hard drive. I know I've been spoiled by Tivo, but this is worse than I imagined.