|Originally posted by ReplayRichard
Oh, there's a hint... my mother would use the more exciting of the two features. My mother, just for clarification, isn't a geek.
I'm not a geek either. I'm sure that when the time is ripe you'll announce the two features and hopefully I'll be impressed.
Right now I'm impressed with the 4500's ReplayTV but unfortunately can't say the same about the 5000's. No matter what else you do you've gotta' make these gadgets work at least as reliably as TiVo does. As soon as your swap program is finalized I'll want to trade my 5040 for a 4500 model. Is there any possibility that ReplayTV will let me upgrade to a larger capacity unit than a 4504 if I pay the difference?
Personally, I'd like to see a bottom line basic model which offers little more than a tapeless HD video recorder with an attractive EPG and a disc sized recording buffer which doesn't get deleted when changing channels or inputs, or when getting an EPG download. The only reason I even care about ethernet or broadband capability is 'cause then the ReplayTV unit doesn't have to make a toll call.
I know here at these Forums most PVR fans want features. So do whatever your marketing people decide makes sense, but hopefully without TiVo's stylized manipulative ********. It's too bad Commercial Advance is too hot for your legal department to currently handle. The neat thing about it is that it works quite well without any user intervention.