I hope everything goes well for you, if TIVO goes to Comcast I'll be right behind you especially if I get hi-def.
My girlfriend's dvr works flawlessly. I don't have a computer at home, since I stare at this thing for 8 hrs a day at work. I kinda feel bad, been with D* for about 6 years..... oh well, I'll get fewer channels but I'll pay less too. Thanks for all the support guys, I will still read these posts and if they get it (R15) working I just may come back, if I can get a leased on for free and go back to my Total Choice Plus package.... I was still getting it for $48.99 and it said I subscribed to a package they no longer offered but I coul keep it.Sneezy said:Good Luck, TW here sucks. The Scientific Atlanta boxes are the worst POS that I have ever used. I went through 4 in a month and all of my equipment is backed by UPS's. The signal here is poor at best and my road runner is sluggish. My house is re-wired and They gave me multiple drops into the house which improved things slightly but not enough.
I've been told by the tech's that it can't be fixed unless they re-wire the neighborhood which they won't do.
Do you guys get dual tuners?Steve Mehs said:My Sci Atl 8300HD works flawlessly as well. It records what it's supposed to, it doesn't record what it is supposed to not record. That's all I want, and it does that. The interface is not as polished as TiVo, that's for sure, but it's just as reliable. Take a look at the Provider Specific DVR Forums here, see all those complaints, and the general unhappiness? I'm not experiencing any of that with my 8300HD. The box is perfect. My one complaint is that I wish the EPG would fill the whole screen on a 16:9 display.
Dual tuners, Picture in picture and soon Caller ID on screen that works... well with their digital phone service, but all their employees get the software updates first and they are debugged before I'll get them so I won't be a Beta tester anymore. and a side not I have a digital converter as well as the DVR, plus analog (up to channel 99 on 2 other TV's) and the analog is no charge..... and if I go HD, my locals in HD are free.xtoyz said:Do you guys get dual tuners?
Thanks..... I love it so far. It's been less than a week... I just have to relearn the channels.TigersFanJJ said:Good luck Dodge Boy. I hope everything works out for you no matter where you end up.
I had all time warner up until about 2 years ago. I had road runner since the day it was available and finally gave it the boot when my road runner was running at such crippling speeds my dad's work laptop on dial-up was faster.purtman said:Good luck. We had the TW DVR are. Within a week I couldn't wait to get back to D*. The picture with TW was brutal on most channels.
Does your brother in law have digital cable or just analog? We're nearly 100% digital now, picture quality is excellent, better then DirecTV. Analog was bad, but it is better now than when we had TW back in 1998. The number of times the cable line is split also has an effect on analog cable, so if he has a few TVs the picture will degrade with each split. Road Runner has always been blazing fast for me. When I got it in Fall of '04 we were at 3Mb now it's 10Mb. I have the premium service and it's nearly the speed of Fios.xtoyz said:I had all time warner up until about 2 years ago. I had road runner since the day it was available and finally gave it the boot when my road runner was running at such crippling speeds my dad's work laptop on dial-up was faster.
Apparently the main feed line into my neighborhood of 300 houses was broken delivering terrible internet and cable quality. TimeWarner didn't feel it was that big of a deal, knowing damn well what was wrong, so they never bothered to fix anything.
I personally know 2 dozen houses in my neighborhood that switched to DSL after that incident, as well as picked up service with DirecTV.
Anyways, I was just asking about dual tuners. I don't know much about TW anymore. My brother in law has it, and has by far the worst picture I've ever seen. I'd rather go back to black and white televisions than watch the crap he gets. I probably wouldn't hesitate to switch back if TW got Tivo's, though.
Yes, and my SA8300 works perfect as well. Never I repeat NEVER has it missed a recording, cut one short, or recorded crap it was not supposed to, BUT saying that I also have ZERO problems with my R15 as well. I have DTV because of Football and Baseball, and cable as a backup.xtoyz said:Do you guys get dual tuners?
I still love mine 2 weeks and counting with TW now.xtoyz said:Digital, 2 boxes, all wired by TW, and one of the TV's is HD. His internet is just as bad. Quite frankly they can have great internet, but even before the main line went in our neighborhood speeds were horrible. When we first got it when it came out the speeds were great. As the trend caught on in the neighborhood speeds got slower and slower. Frontier may not have the best speeds, but loading pages and downloads are just as fast at my house as they are at my college. I have absolutely zero reason to go back to TW. I've never liked there hardware, prices, or channels. The worst of it is their hardware. I've got multiple friends in apartment complexes with no choice but to get TW and their boxes are by far the slowest responding pieces of crap I've ever seen.