Originally Posted by grittree
Funny, but I think WMC's DVR functionality is it's best attribute. What DVR product does it better?
They all have their own strengths and weaknesses. Individual preferences will vary depending on what points are most important to you.
WMC is generally easy to setup and intuitive to use, with a high WAF. (plus the whole protected content thing)
It does have a few drawbacks though, that may or may not be important to you. Among other things I seem to recall a "bug" that crops a single column of pixels during playback, many don't like the way it handles incorrectly flagged (as in interlacing) content (aka the 29/59 bug) It also ties up 2 tuner to record one channel in some situations where the stars align, padding is enabled, and back to back recordings are happening, and I'm not particularly fond of the way it handles recording a show after it has already started.
On my old Moto cable box, if I start watching a show, decide I like it and want to record the whole thing, it would get all of the show (as much as was in the recording buffer) when I hit the record button. So if I hadn't changed channels since I started watching, I would actually get the entire show. (at least all of it since the last time I changed channels) whereas WMC will just start recording from whatever point you hit the record button. (It doesn't go back to get the entire show)
None of those things are deal breakers for me, but they can be big strikes for other people.