Originally Posted by Milenkod
Live TV is what I was hoping for.
For that you need a DVR. With AnyRoom, the other unit simply treats the DVR like it does On Demand. You can access stored programs on the DVR, but you can't delete them from there, nor can you set up recordings. When you watch live TV, you're watching through the unit's own tuner, and there's no disc to store data (for pausing, etc.)
I suppose Comcast could have gone the route of having the secondary box be simply a view into the DVR (allowing you to pause, set up recordings, etc). But that would open up a lot of potential conflicts if different people wanted to watch different programs on the two units. The DVR has only three tuners (two that can watch/record live TV and one that can play back recorded programs), so there might be times when you couldn't do what you wanted because someone else was using a tuner you needed. The way things are, the secondary box can tune to any live channel because it has its own dedicated tuner.
Ideally, you could have multiple DVRs as your AnyRoom boxes, with each offering a view into the other unit's hard drive to access stored programs, and each with the ability to record, pause, etc. using its own hard drive. I don't think Comcast has that part working. That would be great, though.