Originally Posted by raqball
I seriously doubt he ever had a DVR+. If he did then he would not slam it as hard as he does. He would simply say it's a nice machine (because it is) but that he went with the Tivo for the extra tuners or because he didn't want to use a Roku for the apps..
The way he talks about the DVR+ only being for homeless hobos tells me he never had one..
Nice-you dont like the mesage so revert to accusations you know NOTHING about.
Here is my order number: Order#: 55583. Would you like more details? Perhaps my other order# for my DVR+16GB and tracking #'S, or how about a youtube video....haha.
Better yet-you can stop over and I can show you if you want to come to Michigan....
I did not call DVR+ owners Hobo's. That is your insecurity/exxageration.
Furthermore I have no axe to grind wrt the DVR+-it is a nice little toy to play with, as is the tivo, and is part of my collection of AV equipment. I really have no need for it but bought it when they came out to (1) play with, (2) support DVR manufacturers, (3) was interested in the european version which this is based on but worthless here due to the DVT-T/DVB tuners. I have no use for netflix stuff and have never used it so I cannot comment about netflix related stuff. I see the DVR+ as a mid to entry level DVR, while the Tivo is the benchmark/flagship.
Not sure about what your needs are but I enjoy having 4/6 tuners, tivo transfer in-built functionality (not possible with my DVR+ 1TB), cable encrypted-I do enjoy several cable channels, plus internal multi terabyte storage, online scheduling, streaming to mobile devices and downloads to mobile devices, and whole home capabilities.
Are those items avaliable on your DVR+?
Again, maybe not your needs but these things and others put the Tivo above the DVR+.
Notice I mentioned not the Tivo OTA, but rather the normal Roamio DVR which is what I own.
BTW-my friend cancelled his Comcast account and moved to shanghai for work for 6 months and he uses the my tivo's streaming functionality to enjoy all his shows and save round about 200/month cable costs. I got a top of the line Roamio out of the deal and so have an extra Roamio base laying around never used before.
I personally do worry about Rovi as guide provider being affected by Rovi with my Sony DHG's and considering we have NO KNOWLEDGE of the contractual agreement between CM and Rovi to provide OUR guide data-how long will it last? PSIP may be sufficient to get by in a pinch but broadcasters dont seem to include many days worth of metadata in the ts streams-maybe what 2 days at most? Now if someone could reverse engineer the rovi guide data stream protocol and impement sothing like serversdirect or whatever it is called we could ensure we have guide service after 6 years or so if/when rovi goes poof.