Well I did it. I took the plunge and forked over a little extra cash each month for Comcast’s HD DVR set-top box from Motorola.
I used TIVO
in the past and didn't expect that this DVR would come close to the
functionality of the most popular recorder. However, so far I'm very
pleased with Comcast’s implementation of it. The HD DVR box from
Comcast has many of the same features that TIVO
has. The most important one for me is that I can set a series record for any station.
box surprised me by having an HDMI hookup as well; the Comcast installer
said that there was no increase in picture quality over the Comcast
supplied component cables, but when he left, there was a noticable increase
in quality. I guess he needs to read HD Beat
or at least do some training. It was sure worth my $27 that Comcast
made me pay to have this guy come out, hook it up, and tell me bad
Overall, though, I've been very happy with this
HD DVR from Comcast. It's easy to use and the DVR operates just as it
is supposed to. I still feel though that Comcast is raping me in fees
here and there, but at least I get local stations in high-def.