Originally Posted by dturturro
I generally stay out of these pointless back and forths, but I can't let this one pass. I've had DVRs from DirecTV, Dish, Cablevision, Fios and TiVo.
Dish is the only interface to come even close to TiVo. DTV wasn't terrible, but didn't live up to TiVo. Fios is clunky and Cablevision's Scientific Atlanta DVRs were a complete joke.
As far as VOD, i have it on the box Fios forces you to have, and I have never used it. With all the season passes, wishlists and suggested recordings, I've never needed VOD. Throw in Hulu and Netflix and VOD has never been an issue, for me at least.
I'm curious if the TiVo haters have even had a TiVo or are just griping because of the upfront cost of the hardware and lifetime service. All of which have paid for themselves since I've had my boxes for several years now.
I too try to stay out of these pointless back and forths, but unfortunately I failed here and for that, I apologize.
For the record, not a Tivo hater. A former Tivo user. Roamio Pro, Roamio Plus, Minis. It was a glitchy, "clunky" experience. My FiOS Quantum 12-tuner setup is a superior DVR system to me.
For one, it works. Not a single error message, not a dropped recording, frame, stutter, missed recording, no cryptic Tivo error messages, no inability to watch live TV because one of the Roamio's was down again with a Vxx or Cxxx error.
Two, it gives me access to what I want, not a bunch of useless add-ons that sometimes work, but are mostly just there to say, "Hey, look, an Opera app store!" Plus all the menus are all in HD. (Imagine that, in 2014 all menus in HD.)
Three - and this is the most important one in this case - the person that asked about her options specifically said she had no interest in Tivo and specifically requested not to be give the usual Tivo spiel. Which of course, was ignored. Typical of the Tivo users in many forums quite frankly, which is probably where most of the backlash originates. Why the Tivoites continually push their system whenever somebody specifically says they aren't interested in Tivo is beyond my comprehension. (Apparently it's beyond their reading comprehension too.) That's all.