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I just signed up for the HDTV/PVR and upgraded from standard to Digital cable through Cocmast in Marietta, GA. I just bought a new Sony KV-34HS420 and i have been suing it with TIVO. I have been suprised by the redction on TV clarity using TIVO (no HDTV).


Does anyone have the HDTV/PVR from Cocmast and how is the quality of the PVR? Anyone what model of HDTV/PVR is being used in Atlanta area? How many stations does Comcast braodacast in HDTV?


How is the ease of use ofthe PVR? The TIVO is very easy to use and has an excellent guide.


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If you subscribe to digital cable, Comcast offers Discovery Theater HD, ESPN-HD, and CSN-HD (if applicable), plus the local networks, which offer HDTV during primetime hours (and during sporting events). Comcast also offers HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz in HDTV if you subscribe to those packages.


Try the Comcast DVR and see how you like it. It records the original digital signal without modification, so recordings of digital and HDTV channels are identical to the original broadcast. If you can't stand the software on the Comcast DVR, you can always return it with no penalty or fee. Many have chosen to keep their Tivo for SD and use the Comcast DVR for live viewing and HD recording.


For future reference, questions on HDTV DVRs belong in the HDTV Recorders forum.
 

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Thanks for the info. I posted here beacuse I wanted to know not just about the PVR function but about the hardware used and who makes it and what model#, as well as the quality of the HDTV broadcasts.


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If your cable company uses Scientific Atlanta equipment, it's the SA8000HD. If they use Motorola equipment, it's the 6208. You can read more about both of these models in the HDTV Recorders forum.


In most areas, Comcast passes the HDTV feed without modification, so the quality is preserved. A few Comcast systems do otherwise, but they are the exception, not the rule.
 
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