Originally posted by earletpI'm cracking up watching easycruise attempting to justify his decision to avoid HD and HD-DVR's while completely ignoring that the 6412 with its "limited disk space" actually has a 50% larger hard drive than his Tivo, can record 50% more SD programming than his Tivo, can record 15 hours of HD material against 0 hours for his Tivo and does in fact support a 30 second commercial skip.
It's like watching someone pee into the wind and looking for the rain clouds.
Something may not be ready for primetime, but it's not HD...
I'm cracking up at your faulty logic. I'm buying a HDTV to watch HD, not SD. Who cares if the 6412 has 50% more SD space than my Tivo! In fact, it's been mentioned countless times on the AVS Forum Plasma threads that SD looks worse on a HD or ED Plasma than the old CRT TV. But, I'm willing to live with that downgrade in SD picture quality for the opportunity to watch HD shows on a HD TV.
If I spend many thousands on a brand new HDTV, I want to watch HD programming. But it seems that you now have to watch the commercials except for the few shows that you can record in HD, due to the limited disk space on the 6412. I just don't want to give up the Tivo 80 hour recording space to downgrade to 15 hours with HD on the 6412.
To summarize, a old Tivo user like me going to HD has to make some serious tradeoffs. Shell out a lot of money for a new TV, increase your monthly cost with Comcast, give up a lot of Tivo-like storage capacity, crucial when going on vacation. But, I must admit, in return you get that absolutely gorgeous HD picture, except now you have to watch most of the commercials. I'm spoiled by Tivo, I guess.
The only partial solution I see is to have both the Tivo and the 6412, but that, dare I say, is a joke, because you now have two remotes, and two programming guides to program and deal with. My wife would hate that setup
Like I said, it doesn't seem ready for prime time. An 80 hour HD recorder and all problems are solved! Don't mention DirectTV, everybody that I know that had it had nothing but problems, either with weather, programming, inside setup, etc.