Originally Posted by Choachy
I read the past two years of posts looking for reviews of EPBfi TV. Not really concerned with the Internet service, since I know it is great.
I wanna know what the current opinions are of EPB's tv service and their equipment. I currently have DishNetwork, and would love to drop them, except for a few things. Their VIP 722 receiver is great. It's UI response time is better than others I've used. It has a 1 TB internal drive and supports an external drive. And they have BBC America in HD, which is hard to find on other providers.
What size hard drive are they giving with their DVRs now? Would you consider the interface to be responsive? What model box is it? Do you see the compression artifacts that I used to see on Comcast?
1) last I heard the internals are about 500GB (miniscule by my standards). All non-video ports are locked down; typical for terrestrial services & it blows that the content providers have this level of control.
2) it's not as fast as my SageTV extenders, but does what you tell it within 2sec or so unless it's deleting files.
3) I'd have to see if I can provide a useable model# for you.
4) Same artifacts that OTA displays on the same networks. No idea if it's their codec (assuming they use one) or from the head-end provider.
I use it mostly for the 30/30 internet and HD shows my wife watches that aren't OTA-friendly. I like that they transmit 2-78 via analog so my 4 PC tuners aren't idle; Comcast killed QAM except for those I can get OTA. I miss the option Comcast had for firewire capture. The component alternative still has operational issues that I can't stomach.