Yes you are correct about the 30sec skip. I forgot the post is about Comcast's DVR.
Ihave RCN, they provide a Synergy 5 remote with no Setup button so the 30 sec skip is not avail for me. I've read this is similar to some other cable providers.
I have a friend with Comcast and we enabled the 30sec skip. Since I use a Universal remote, I am going to go to his house, copy the IR code, and see if it works on my box.
3.) No capital expense. You pay less than what you would for Tivo for the service, and you don't have to buy a box. You can return the box at anytime if you don't like it, or want to get the newer box whenever they come out.
This is true, I forgot about buying the box. Although the 40hr is now only $50.
However, for me Tivo service is cheaper at $12.95/month compared to my Cable DVR at $14.95+ taxes. But cable prices vary for everyone.
4.) Native recording of digital channels (not just HD).
This is also true, SD is better through a digital box than analog.
5.) Simplicity of connecting the unit.
I don't agree with this, but if you are comparing a single HDMI or a L,R Video cord, I guess it is simpler, but not really.
6.) Cable DVRs aren't going away (Tivo seems to be struggling)
This is why you should get a Tivo, so we can save the company!!! ha.
Either way, there are lots of pros/cons. Good Luck