Thursday, September 13, 2007

Comcast's fabulous HD DVR

I have to say I wasn't all that pleased with the HD DVR Comcast supplies. The interface is seriously 10 years behind Tivo's. It's like DOS compared to Windows. But at least you could (a) record 2 shows at once, and (b) record in HD (Tivo's HD DVR is about $800!).

Unfortunately, our first HD DVR lasted 2 weeks before it cooked itself. Locked up completely, wouldn't even respond to the Power button on the front.

A DIFFERENT Comcast installer came out to replace the DVR, and this guy was smart and quite competent. Even left us an optical cable to connect the audio to my surround sound amp so that we'd get true Dolby 5.1 from shows that were in 5.1.

So it's not ALL bad...let's see if this DVR can last more than 2 weeks though...

1 comment:

Nicole_Tee said...

Bummer! I have DISH Network and my VIP 922 DVR is sling loaded and I've got up to 100 hours of HD recording time or 500 hours of SD recording time. The best part is the sling capability that allows me to stream all of my live programming and DVR recordings onto my Smartphone or laptop from wherever I'm at. I work for DISH so I know that Comcast is far from getting to the technological level that DISH has already achieved. I hope things are working out for you, if not be sure to dare to compare.