What do people think about getting either TIVO or Ultimate TV in terms of functionality, ease of use, progrman guides, etc.
If I remember correctly from other posts, you have a PVR 501 or Dishplayer, so I don't know where your basis of comparison is, unless it is an anti-M$ comment.Originally posted by Mark
No contest. TiVo rules! The TiVo is in every way superior to the UltimateTV. Works better, looks better, more stable, easier to use, etc...
I'm looking to purchase one of the two, but the website hypes the UTV (imagine that- www.ultimatetv.com hyping their own product!!). So, what benefits does DTivo have over UTV?Originally posted by karl_f
It is totally a personal choice. Your best bet is to go to a place like Circuit City and demo both. Both have proven to be very reliable. They both offer features the other doesn't. http://www.ultimatetv.com/productcomp.asp has a comparison chart that you might find beneficial.
With the newest upgrade that arrived on Thursday morning, UTV now has Series Recording (same as Season Pass on D*Tivo), searching by actor name (always had title and description searches) - the keyboard really makes this easy to do, and Auto Record (same as Wish List on D*Tivo). UTV still doesn't have the ability to do recommendations, which is a pretty neat feature on D*Tivo.Originally posted by The Old Wizard
Don't forget D-Tivos also have Wishlists, Season Passes, & can do program searches, by title, actors, directors, & subject, to say the least. It also can tell when a program has changed time or day, & it will still record it. You can also set up a Wish List, & when that program or movie appears on the program guide it will remember to record it for you.