Originally Posted by hdtvfan2005
The guide is the same but nicer. It's tru2way complaint though which Comcast may eventually do some day. It will run the legacy iGuide and then go tru2way.
I don't know if this was just a unique problem I had, but my previous DCH HD box displayed pretty crappy looking graphics on the program guide, "info", etc. The text was very jagged, and the graphics were badly pixelated, as in "Atari" or "8 bit Nintendo" on an old CRT. I have had my provider push a reset and update to the box for an unrelated problem, but the graphics were always poor so I just figured it was old technology or poorly designed software.
However, this morning I just had it replaced with an almost identical DCH HD box except this one has DVR. To my surprise, the graphics look much better! They aren't as nice as I'd like, or even what I would consider "slick", "modern", etc but there is a BIG difference. Text is anti aliased and smooth, graphics aren't pixelated any more.
Originally Posted by cypherstream
How is the guide the same but nicer? Isn't that an oxymoron? The same guide is by far means not nice at all. Unless they skinned it, like on the Panasonic Tru2Way TV's like shown in the video here
Comcast has a bunch of these in my neck of the woods, but they are not issuing them to customers yet. They are awaiting a special firmware update from Motorola before release. My guess is to fix the green screen HDMI issues that a lot of the RCN / Time Warner people are reporting.
I can't wait for the firmware update so we can finally get these babies!
Wow, that panasonic demo was awesome! It doesn't make me want to buy a new TV since my samsung is pretty new, but if I were in the market for a new one I'd definitely be looking for something like that.
It used to pain me to "lose" great features built in to the set, but I guess that's the reality we have to deal with when using a cable set top box. I bought an aquos a few years ago for the cablecard functionality but that never really lived up to it's promise and died. Hopefully this "Tru2way" type of stuff becomes standardized and common in the future.
Like you, I can't wait to get my hands in this thing!
Maybe some of these guys that already have it can dig through all the settings and functions and let us know if there's any improvements!