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reply to djrobx
Re: Best Buy is so crappy... I have both Time Warner Cable and DirecTV. Ive Time Warner Cable back since 2006, had DirecTV from 2004-2006 and canceled their shitty service the day the contract was up. Got it back this February when TW temporarily pulled MSG and retained service in order to try out NFL Sunday Ticket.
quote:My Cisco Explorer 8642HDCs each have 500 GB hard drives.
The one TWC offers us is a complete joke. It has 160-250GB of hard drive space for MPEG-2 video
quote:DirecTV may have the fancy new HD guide, but it really doesnt display any more info then you can get on Time Warner. Plus the ads in the EPG make it annoying as all hell.
and a 2002-era UI that's crude and unreliable
quote:Cant say Ive ever had a DVR miss a recording, so thats not a concern of mine.
Want to find out why your show didn't record? Too bad.
quote:Ive had whole home DVR service with Time Warner for upwards of two years now. I have an HR34 and HR24 on DirecTV and like I said two Cisco Explorer 8642HDCs on Time Warner. I much prefer Time Warners set top box operation over DirecTVs.
The DirecTV DVRs are a dream by comparison. 500GB+ of MPEG-4 video is plenty of space, and I can even attach a bigger HDD if I really want to go crazy. It has a history feature that will tell you what happened if something wasn't recorded. I can also network them together to watch shows in different rooms.
quote:DirecTV is too focused on adding useless shit features. Besides my TV, Blu Ray Player and A/V Receiver all haves these stupid apps.
I'm not sure why you concern yourself with features you don't want to use. I, for one, like being able to pull up YouTube videos on the big screen if I have friends over and and want to pull up something that my guests start talking about. I've been with DirecTV long enough to have seen the DVR before the youtube feature was added, and its inclusion has not altered the performance of the unit one bit.
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