You can't schedule across clients, you can't see a central list of scheduled recordings
And how exactly do you do that with DirecTV? I can’t do that with an HR34 and an HR24 whole house set up, DirecTVs two best DVRs on the market running either the National Release software or the beta software.
you can't share tuners
If that’s your thing, then go with satellite, that’s the best option for that and I can’t argue about it. Me, personally I think that is an asinine ‘feature’. I’d rather have every TV connected to a full-fledged DVR with independent tuners. Using dumb terminals like the C31 in conjunction with the HR34 on DirecTV for their Genie System or the Joey with Dish’s Hopper just doesn’t make sense in my mind when you can have a real box instead. I can almost understand why it may be useful in some situations but, at the same time, I can’t wrap my head about any distinct advantages. The only thing dumber than this type of set up is Dishes x22 receivers where one receiver with two tuners feeds two TVs, but the slave TV is connected via RF coax. Friggin stupid!
no permanent guide filter, no 16x9 GUI for starters
Can’t say I really care about guide filters and the 16:9 GUI is a massive disappointment, and sucks big time. I posted the screen shots in the other thread a while back, you really don’t see anymore info on DirecTVs 16:9 guide than you do with Time Warner’s 4:3. Would I rather have a true 16:9 HD GUI, sure, if it’s implemented like DirecTV did, then I say keep it 4:3. The black HD GUI on DirecTV is also slower to respond than the blue stretched GUI was. The one thing I will give DirecTV is they don’t do that retarded color coding crap like some other providers. Red for movies, green for sports and so on. That is the most retarded thing I’ve ever seen, I believe Craprizon does that with Fios.
I don't expect to win you over with facts and knowledge. You are a well established lover of TWC which can do no wrong in your eyes.
And you’re a well-established hater. If I didn’t think Time Warner was the best MSO on the planet period, with the best service ever, and blows away the pizza pans, I wouldn’t be spending $300/month with them. Especially when it comes to programming. There are other providers who don’t care about HD like DirecTV and Verizon, you have providers who are anti Sports like Dish and you have failed attempts that result in garbage quality like AT&T. So I can’t see how TW is #1 especially with all the improvements that have come with Navigator
To DirecTVs credit, the 5 tuner DVR with a 1TB is a nice option, even if the software it runs absolutely hideous. Although since I watch than delete all of my records and with the very initiative conflict resolution of Navigator, the extra tuners and hard drive space don’t do much for me personally. DirecTV extra sports programming and 3D content (even though the damn HR34 keeps f’ing up 3D) are enough to keep me with the service for a while.