[mythtv-users] Re: Comcast being coy?

Steve Adeff adeffs at gmail.com
Fri Oct 7 16:54:41 UTC 2005

On Friday 07 October 2005 12:40, Alex Brekken wrote:
> Agreed. About the only claim to fame that the Comcast DVR box has is that
> it will record HD. I don't *think* any of the other cable/satellite
> provided DVR's can do that. (yet) If you really want a commercial DVR then
> go TiVo.

Adelphia and Time Warner all provide HD-DVR's, as do Dish and DirecTV. I had 
Adelphia's which where I was was the SciAtl. box (pure and utter crap) but 
they do have the Motorola in some areas, my dad has Time Warner and has the 
Motorola HD-DVR and a few friends in my area (Comcast) have the Motorola 
HD-DVR. From what I've heard and from personal use the order of quality for 
the provider boxes goes:

1: Dish PVR
2a: DirecTV PVR
2b: Motorola HD-DVR
3: SciAtl. HD-DVR

also apparently the DirecTivo's, including the HD one, are not all that great 
in terms of dependability, and apparently the guide on them is much slower 
than the regular DirecTV pvr's. I loved my 1st gen TiVo, but with no digital 
tuner or HD I just can't find a use for it. MythTV is really the way to go, 
especially when the cablecard tuners come out.


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