Yea I have thought about Tivo a little bit. Some of the reasons I have not got one yet is because I know comcast will start replacing older boxes with the new dcx boxes. I think they might even be out in a few markets. That box having mpeg4 and 1080p support if comcast ever decides to take advantage of that my Tivo won't do much good. I do suppose by the time this actually happends I'm sure Tivo Super HD IIII++++ will be out, lol. Also if we end up getting DirecTV I don't wanna be stuck with a tivo. So I dunno, I guess I will just wait some more. It does look pretty sweet though, I also use rhapsody which I would love to stream to my tv.
I am going to be really curious to see what happens after the dtv switch. I was pretty pissed when they delayed it cause I heard that cable stopped moving bulk of there analog channels cause it was causing confusion. Hopefully once we get passes that they will dump all the analog channels.
Originally Posted by BIGJOHNB20
I know this is a comcast thread, and I guess this is kinda related to Comcast.
Just figure there is a large concentration of TC memebers posting/lurking here. I am looking for anyone that has experience with both Comcast cable internet and the city wide USI wireless internet. How do they compare with regards to reliability and speeds. I guess most importantly to me is how the USI does with ping/latency. I do a lot of online gaming on XBOX and am concerned about lag issues going to the USI system.
For as much as I hate Comcast for the TV side of things, they do have fast internet that at least for me has been very reliable over the past couple years. It is just a little bit pricey lately, especially if I decide to get a satellite and don't have a package deal anymore. Thanks in advance.
I'm not sure about USI, but I have one of the new Surfboard Docsis 3 modems and it's the bomb. I'm on the 22meg tier which is plenty fast. Only game I have tried on it is Counter Strike and I had one of the best ping times on the server (under 30, I'm sure it was someone close by) but excellent for gaming. I have not really played to much xbox since I got the new modem but even before when I had the old modem I got excellent ping times and lag has NEVER been an issue with xbox or pc(at least me lagging, there is always some dumb ass maxing out his upload that prob has limewire running) . I would never want another ISP around here and the only thing I would ever consider would be FIOS which won't be happening anytime soon.
Has anyone got a dcx box yet around here?