Originally Posted by thebishman
After 11 years of being a Directv customer, I'm thinking of switching to Cox as D still isn't delivering my local channels in HD and apparently have no plans to do so. Hence my questions for Cox customers, especially those of you in Kansas:
Are you happy with the HD choices available and the costs;
How is the resolution delivered? Is it native; 720p, 1080i, 1080p or is the HD signal 'down-res'd' for bandwidth issues?
How is the HD DVR?
Anyone using a Tivo HD box with cable card? Does Cox give you a hard time using the Tivo and does it always work well? Cost to rent the cable card monthly?
Any other thoughts/comments appreciated.
Not sure if you've got your answer yet but I have Cox in Phoenix with a TiVo Premiere & CableCARD and am ready to switch to Directv...
Cox charges $2/mo for the CableCARD and $5/mo for "advanced TV" (basically each TV you have a "device" on) even though you can't actually enjoy any "advanced" features on the TiVo because you have no access to the ondemand. Then you have to stack the TiVo monthly cost on top of all that. The whole house DVR of Dtv seems far more appealing.
Oh and I looked at the Cox HD-DVR and man is it outrageously expensive and the guide is horrendous.
I'll probably stay with Cox for the internet and phone and switch TV to Dtv. Will probably end up costing more in a few years but until then I'll be saving.
Oh -- and TiVo hasn't updated the rest of the Premiere's screens to HD yet, so even though you get a painfully slow but nice looking menu, as soon as you go one level deeper you're tossed back into the SD full screen menu. It's been years. How long does it take??