Originally Posted by shane55
I did the same thing... went from SD DirecTivo to HD Comcrap.
Where are you and what DVR did you get?
Hey Shane. I'm in the Denver area and got the Motorola 3412. Now that I've had a couple full days with the service, I'll give you my thoughts on it. For background, I've been a D* customer for about 10 years, with DTivo for the last 4 or so. I just bought a 50" plasma, so felt the need to give Comcast a try, despite the horror stories I hear from the forums. Now that I have it, it's not as bad as I was expecting...DVR
While the DVR in no way compares to DTivo, it's not as bad I was expecting. That's not to say that it's not bad, but I guess I thought it would be unusable. I seem to have a random problem where the audio/video suddenly goes out while I'm watching a recorded program. From the other problems I've heard of, I think I'll just deal with this for now. It's hard to stop the fast forward just where you want to. Scheduling recordings is a lot harder than with Tivo. DVR Overall Score: 4/10Hi Def
This makes the lousy DVR all worth it. Even SD programming looks better than D* channels. I find myself watching the Discovery HD Theater channel for hours. The only downside is that all channels aren't HD. HD Overall Score: 9/10Conclusion
Am I happy with Comcast? Well, surprisingly more than I thought I'd be. I'm sure frustrations will arise, but for now, I'm happy. Of course, the second it's available, I'm going to be buying a S3 or paying for the Tivo software upgrade on the Comcast box.