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12-21-2007, 03:43 PM
12-21-2007, 08:04 PM
Hey, I had mine for almost 2 months now. :P
12-23-2007, 09:02 AM
The Comcast tech just left and I now have two DCH-3416 boxes running the Tivo software. Each down load took about 10 to 15 minutes. They were scheduled to come yesterday afternoon, but had to cancel, and to my amazement rescheduled for this morning. I had called up earlier in the week to have the one DVR box I had at the time converted, then on Friday I ended up treating myself to an HD TV for my bedroom and picked up a second Comcast DVR at the walk in center. The tech had no problem doing both of them.
12-24-2007, 07:12 AM
so how are they? I have seen reports that the Comcast DVRs a not good. I am hoping that the new TiVo interface will make them more usable.
I have a series 2 with lifetime membership. I do not have cable at this time but am considering going to comcast with their DVR. Is there room-to-room capability or do I need 2 DVRs if I want to watch recorded shows in two different rooms? I assume this means you need to program two separate recording schedules for upto 4 simultaneous shows at once! Overwhelming for me. However, the price of a new TiVo HD is also overwhelming.
Thanks for letting us know how its going with the new interface.
12-24-2007, 07:46 AM
Any Tivo user will be at home with the interface on the Comcast Tivo box. I use my series 2 in grid mode, which is how the Comcast Tivo box works and they appear to operate at about the same speed.
The advantages of the Comcast Tivo vs the Tivo Series 3 or HD box is it provides access to On-Demand content. It also provide a little window of what your are watching while you are in any menu.
The disadvantages (I can think of) are it doesn't have MRV, Tivo2Go, Online Scheduling, eSATA expansion and for now at least, I can't figure out how to get the 30 second skip to work.
If you were thinking of getting a new Tivo HD, over a three year period, the box from Comcast would cost a little less (~2.25/month where I live). If you wanted two boxes, a pair of Tivo HD's would cost less (~2.30/month where I live). The reason for this is Comcast gives you the first box free and you have to pay for rental of the second.
So basically if you never use On-Demand, in my opinion, buying a real Tivo box is the way to go.
I'll see how things go for a while, I might return one of the Comcast boxes and get a Tivo HD and have one of each. Especially if the price comes down.
12-24-2007, 09:16 AM
Thanks. I will keep noodling. I have lived without cable for some time but would love to have the golf channel and a few of the other great cable channels like discovery, history, HGTV, etc. Would cost about $54/mth to start with free HD for a few months and then and additional $20 I think for continuing the HD.
We will see what the little elves bring tonight!
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