Originally Posted by ddimberio
OK. I am considering "dumping" my comcast service (Using Motorola 6412 DVR's) and going with Direct TV - or Verizon FIOS potentially. Are there any warnings out there that I should be aware of concerning Direct TV HD DVR's and my D2. A few key questions I have are:
Are there any "glitches" via HDMI and the D2 and Direct TV?
Do I gain any video quality w Direct TV?
Do the Direct TV DVR's output video simultaneously over component and HDMI? (I have two displays in my media room and I am only watching 1 at a time - one via component and the other HDMI)
Thoughts and/or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
1) I would not go with DirecTV. They were sued over there
advertising a better HD Picture - because it is NOT TRUE.
Also - come Feb 2009 - when all stations go digital - I doubt
their birds will be able to keep up without using extreme
compression which works against HDTV PQ.
2) As for Verizon - I'm aware of long wait times for installation
and lots of service calls to keep it going. It is bleeding edge
technology - which might be a bit early to market.
3) I would stay with Comcast. If you are like Bob a Motorola
DVR hater - then you have two other choices.
___A) Buy the new TIVO that can use the new Comcast two-way
___B) Buy a Sony DHG-500 and use the new Comcast two-way
cable card. That is what I use for Comcast with my D2 - I
have (5) of the Sony DVRs. They are the BEST. And Like Rudolph
- I use Component out of the SONY DVR - Only because I don't
like the HDMI handshake delay. The SONY HDMI does work
perfectly with the D2 - just a pain in the butt handshaking
when you change channels.