Registered: Feb 2002
I'm definitely waiting till fall. I got tired of waiting for HD-Tivo and switched to the dark side. (CABLE!). Their HD-DVR works, but is lacking many features. However, it allows me to time shift HD programming now. Of course Scientific Atlanta, the company the makes TimeWarners HD DVR is also working on improvements. Time will tell if I actually switch back to Directv. I took Time Warner up on their Ditch the Dish promo so TW is half the price of Directv for 12 months AND I don't have to fork out $1000 for equipment. That said, I still miss my Tivo. I look forward to hearing reviews on the thing, if it ever comes out.
It amazes me the screw ups that have occurred in the life of the DirecTivo product. I have a Sony T60 and a Phillips DSR7000. The Sony was upgraded to 140 hours and the Phillips to 107 hours. The Series ones come out, and sold out and there was no DirecTivo available for months, until the Hughs/Phillips line came out. Now people are waiting around for HD-Tivo and plenty have jumped ship. To make matters worse, there are rumors that there is limited production. They should fire the person in charge of manufacturing. They can't get it right. Note that if you look around, there are several companies making a variety of DVRs. LG has one out now, RCA has one out now, and Sony announced a line of them coming soon. If there production really is delayed till forth quarter after the initial run, there will be half a dozen competitors out there by the end of the year. I've read a review of the LG box and it sounds darn good. It even has it's own program guide system. For someone like me who watches 99% OTA network programming, I am going to have a lot of options IF I can resist the lure of HD Tivo. Lots of people I know are getting HDTVs. People who don't know how great Tivo is are going to buy what's available. DirecTV will be left out in the cold.
Sony HDTV KDF-70XBR950 70" LCD RPTV with built in digital tuner.
HD-TiVo 63 hours with 2 250 gig drives,
Sony DirecTivo SAT-T60 144 hours
Samsung SIR-S120R DirecTivo,
Sony SAT-HD200 Directv Receiver
Channel Master 4221 in garage attic for perfect over the air reception.
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