Originally posted by jimre
I'd say that's an uninformed cheap shot. Look in the 6412 w/ iGuide thread - where MS is not involved - and you'll see many of these same problems. It would be more fair to say there are bugs to be worked out in this entire "ecosystem": 6412 core hardware, firmware, and low-level OS (Motorola), 6412 application software (either MSTV or iGuide), Head-end hardware & software (whatever Comcast is using there), EPG guide data (tribune or whoever supplies it to Comcast), etc. There are bugs in ALL of these places.
And even with all of these problems there is no way I would be willing to give up my 6412. This is by far the best solution for recording, timeshifting, and pausing HD on cable. For ~10 bucks per month, no upfront costs, I feel I am getting my moneys worth and more!
BTW: Now that I have Kiro, I'm taking down my OTA antenna. One happy camper here.