Originally Posted by StillwaterTownie
You are very rude to call troll on someone over his legitimate questions and owe that person an apology. Not all of us have time to pour over page after page trying to find a clue in this forum. I actually have a 250 and wonder if it will be of use after next February. As it stands now, it won't work off of cable to gather TV Guide info, so I have to hook it up to rabbit ears to get it to work.
Am I? From that persons, first post ever, they stated they had done TONS of research. Yet they asked basic questions which had been answered in the last day or two on this thread. They then want someone on this thread to convince them not to buy this box. All this at a time when the usefulness of the thread was being questioned. And since said poster has not posted prior to or since, I'll reserve my apology until I have more evidence I was wrong.
Are you saying your Sony does not gather TV Guide info off of cable? Or are you stating in general these boxes don't? I've been getting guide data over cable for close to 2 years now. And have recently begun getting guide data off the digital CBS channel, transmitted through my cable provider and using a cable card, thanks to all those that forged through this and disseminated the information necessary to do this. So frankly I'm convinced I'll be receiving data past the analog shutoff, because I'm not using the analogs now.
But if it'll make you feel better...... For me to buy one of these today, the price would have to be very very low. They are only single tuner, they are out of production so you'd be buying used with no warranty, new brands of DVR "should" be coming out eventually(see recent E* news releases), and you can now get the HD-TIVO with a lifetime guide option.