Originally posted by corey
Although i do miss some of the Tivo functions and not a big fan of the analog pictures as compared to everything being digital with D*. But i think it will all grow on me. So far it seems to do everything my Tivo did minus the thumbs up/down stuff and the 30 sec skip whihc i never really used anyway so it seems ok.
Got mine today too. Initially I'm excited about the two tuners, HD recording. A little wary of how much it "stutters" when initially changing channels and resolutions. I haven't watched anything yet in Digital sound so I can't comment on the dropouts. I'm going coaxial so I'll let you know how that works for me.
As far as comparing it to my Tivo, from what I can tell so far, "Wishlists" search features are somewhat missing in the TWC-DVR. You can do category searches (for instance, "Soccer"), but you can't search by keyword. Somebody let me know if this is possible.
Also, I haven't yet figured out if there's a manual recording mode (useful if the online guide doesn't match what actually coming on the air). Is it there somewhere?
Finally, does anyone know how to make a "Series Pass" for a re-ocurring PPV event? I have a full season package of the English Premier League soccer that comes on every Saturday and Sunday morning. When I try to setup a series pass on the DVR, it tells me that I need to buy the event rather than setting up the recording.
Editted to add another question...
I'm just watching the first thing I taped in SD and it seems to be coming over in 16x9 with gray bars and a high resolution (not sure if 720p or 1080i). I know this because my TV won't allow me to stretch it. I have all the available resolutions selected on the TW DVR and when watching live, it allows me to stretch the picture because it is coming over in native format.
Also, I just discovered another major difference between TiVo and TW-DVR. On TiVo, there's a little trick I use when picking up a live sporting event in the middle of the show. I press the TiVo button to go to the user menu and then start the program from the beginning so I don't see the current score or game situation. With TW, if you press the LIST button to see your recordings, it may actually show the game live in the preview window in the upper part of the screen (depending upon which tuner is recording it). Does anyone know a way to turn off the preview window in that list?