Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Hartford, CT
Some may disagree, but I don't think you necessarily go with the AT&T unit at all costs, and forget about the others, just because you have AT&T cable.
As far as the serial control goes, remember that it's not a guaranteed use simply because you have AT&T digital cable and an AT&T TiVo ... the other part of the equation is you must have the specific model Motorola cable box (I believe the DCT-2000) and it also needs to have version 7.54 firmware on it. I guess I'm atypical, but I have *very* few problems with the IR blasters controlling my cable box, so for what that's worth, I really don't think it's the end of the world to use those.
Since you've already determined to go SA over DTiVo, then I think your main concerns at this point are what you want to spend and how many hours you want. Remember that the hour quotes (40-hour, 60-hour, 80-hour) are presuming you've recorded everything at "basic quality", the lowest of the 4 quality settings. Some say it's OK ... for me, I too have AT&T digital, and I find basic to be very poor. So I record most stuff at medium, the next level up ... that cuts the available hours down.
POST #2 | Report this post to a moderator
| IP: Logged