Originally Posted by John Clark
I apologize up front, as I tried several searches, but ended up with pages and pages of listings going back to 2003. I'm currently using a Motorola DCH3416. I've clearly had this for a while, and it's well past time to upgrade the box. However, I have been restricted from upgrading it because my fiancee says she will never speak to me again if I lose the two concerts I have recorded on it that are not available in HD via any other format. Which clearly remains a major concern.
Along with the auto setting for resolution, which I need, I believe I heard that larger storage was also available. So, what is the top box Comcast is making available here?
As a fellow Comcast user, I can assure you that you will be *much* happier ditching the (still) clunky Comcast DVR system and plunking down a $100 for a 500GB Tivo Premiere. If you don't watch plan on watching OTA, then $200 will get you a four tuner model (cheaper one has two OTA and two QAM + but only two can be active at once).
The big benefit as long as you cable company doesn't set the restrict flag on the program, you can dump almost anything you record to your home computer ... or go the other way around and put any content from your home computer to your TiVo.
Yes TiVo will costs you $15/month, but you get to drop $10 for the DVR option from the Comcast, plus you get a $2.50 "refund" for not renting their box. It is well worth the $2.50/month.