Originally posted by BryanSD
I have Midco's HD DVR. No complaints, but I've never done Tivo so not sure what I'm missing. Probably the one annoying feature about Midco's DVR is that it is doesn't have a 30-second forward. You can still fast forward through the commercials, but like the VCR you still have to watch the commercials. Overall the HD recordings look good to me on the DVR. The DVR will also convert up as an option the 480i to 1080i or 720P, but I've found that my Sony's Built-In tuner does a better job of upconverting.
I miss the full digital of Direct-TV (Midco's basic-like channells are still analog), but it's nice to have the HDTV locals available through cable (no problem getting FOX in HD).
How would you rate the D* HD PQ to Midco's?
I was at a buddies house last night and played around with their Midco DVR, I personally like the Tivo better, but it's what I've been used to for the past four years, plus I have double the HD record time, but if I'd never had a DVR before the Moto would be great, my friends sure love it. My friend has my old Toshiba 50" RPTV that I had before I bought my Sony LCD last year so it's a TV I'm used to watching, I'd say the Midco analog is worse than D*, but the digital and HD channels look great and that's through a compsite video connection, I'd love to see what the HD channels look like on my TV.