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|Originally posted by jwedding
I'm not sure I answered your question, since I don't really understand it. Do you want to record every night for a week, then stop? Sort of a Mini-Series setup? I'd say that would be 7 individual recordings in Comcast, 1 Season Pass configured the right way in Tivo (Record 7, KUID)
|Originally posted by peebee
Regarding the sucky Motorola user interface -- at least there's a ray of hope for the future. I understand that part of the whole OpenCable thing is a plan to enable competition in the market, rather than allowing Motorola and SA to monopolize the STB's and continue foisting their poor designs upon us.
|Originally posted by peebee
Who provides the program list for the ATI AIW cards? And aren't there other online guides available? Seems like it's be easy enough for someone to design a competing box that grabbed program information off the internet from somewhere else. . . .
No doubt it's like a computer. Except that it's even more monopolistic right now than Wintel. And it should be worlds easier to write a better interface for a stupid cable box than it is to write an OS.
|Originally posted by SonomaSearcher
There are some features on the Tivo which Tivo considers its intellectual property and it will bring litigation against any company which duplicates those features.
I can't remember off-hand which features ... anybody know?
|Originally posted by fender4645
I know it sounds weird that they would have a patent on something that's public knowledge but...
|Originally posted by grittree
I take it that there is no option when scheduling weekly Scrubs to make it non-guaranteed?
I forget how Tivo managed that, but with Replay units you also can not substitute a diff show unless you make the series non-guar.
Which brings up the question of how easy is it to set up a 6208 once a week for the next seven days. Replay does this clean and quick; Tivo was somewhat harder, but not too bad.
Can you give me a comparison? Trying to decide if I want to go with Comcast DVR (for +$25/mo) when it finally get here.
|Originally posted by eq_shadimar
I have only used the basic Tivo box for a short time when my previous roommate had one a year ago. I have had the 6208 for 2 days and I find that the interface works for me (so far). I haven't tried to do a season pass or anything but under the info window I can choose between all the alternate times for that program name (not episode specific).
$1000 (Tivo HD)/$5 (Monthly Comcast DVR cost) = 200 200/12 = 16.6. 16.6 years is the ROI for a Tivo vs. the Comcast DVR. I am willing to wait several months to see if they fix the interface :) Isn't there some monthly charge to connect to Tivo as well?
What do I want before they fix the interface? A dual or quad tuner box so I can watch one live program and record a separate one.
|Originally posted by faceoff
Hang in there, the 6408's (dual-tuner 80GB HD) or 6412 (dual-tuner, 120 GB HD) should start rolling out by the end of the summer.
|Originally posted by JohnFR
80 gig is not big enough. 250 gig or so would give a lot more room for HD.
|Originally posted by deskjockey
Having used all 4 types of PVR/DVR, I rank in the following order:
Close 3rd) S/A SARA DHCT-8000
8th) Comcast/TV Guide 6208
I move around a lot....
These opinions are mine and mine alone. Not my wifes' although she may have a rebuttal, let her post!