Originally Posted by RandyWalters
Why did you give up after only 4 days? Were you having problems with the TWC Tuning Adapter? I would have at least given it two weeks during your 15 day BB return window and try to shake the issues out.
I have their Cisco 8742HDC 75 hour DVR with a 500GB hard drive, which replaced my old 8300HD which i was turning in due to not having enough capacity (20 hours). This 500GB Cisco was only available with their Whole House service and they didn't want to give it to me as a stand alone, but i insisted and they caved. My SO has the same Cisco in her den and is also stand-alone, and she only got it because the tech that came out to check her dead 8300HD was cool and agreed to replace it with the Cisco. Mine is a little sluggish compared to hers but otherwise it's reliable and hasn't missed a single recording in the 13 months i've had it. The Navigator interface has become fairly decent after several updates and it all works pretty well, just not as good as Tivo.
Question - are you in a Verizon FIOS TV area? FIOS and Tivo are a match made in heaven (no SDV and they also have the best picture quality of any provider). If i could get FIOS at my house i'd drop TWC in a hot minute, but i'm in AT&T territory so no FIOS for me. At my friends houses, it's excellent.
Thanx for the response Randy. Yeah, i know. I am impatient when it comes to electonics. I just feel that if there is something wrong right out of the gate, especially all the things wrong people describe with their own experiences, I TAP OUT.
I do not believe in giving myself major headaches over a product that just does not work correctly right out of the box. With the price people are paying, electronics should just work. Do not make the public BETA TESTERS for your crap. Have some self-respect and something else, QUALITY CONTROL. But that is just me. Most folks feel differently. Especially where electronics are concerned.
As you can see, I am in no way shape or form, an EARLY ADOPTER
I do not have FIOS available where I live, and probably never will. Unless it get's rolled out BIG TIME, like CABLE did in the mid 1980's across the country. I live in a pretty RURAL AREA of NW Pennsylvania(LOTS of Amish)
But if I had it available, I would get it IN A HEARTBEAT.