Friday, March 03, 2006

HD Deja Vu

Krista and I just moved. We're taking the opportunity to revisit the HD DVR landscape. We used Comcast's HD DVR in our old apartment. Pros: great price, two tuners. Cons: slow, buggy, bad UI. I'd like a more polished UI this time around (i.e. something Tivo-like) . Should I spring for DirecTV's HD Tivo or should I sit tight with Comcast until the series 3 Tivo comes out? I'm leaning toward the latter. Posts like this worry me about the future extensibility/compatibility of the DirecTV Tivo. I want to be able to take advantage of new features like Tivo to Go as they come out. Maybe I should build a MythTV backend. Seems like a lot of work though. I'd want two HD tuners. If I go the MythTV route, do I want Comcast, DirecTV, Dish, or something else? I'd go OTA, but with the new Sopranos season starting, HBO is an absolute requirement for Krista.


Blogger Bob said...

I went with Comcast again. I'll bear their box until the Tivo Series 3 comes out. The Tivo uses cable cards. I wonder what it would take to do something similar with a MythTV box.

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