Registered: Feb 2002
The Time Warner HD-DVR can hold 20 hours of HD programming. It can also hold many more hours of SD programming. It has a 160 gig drive. When it fills up IT STOPS RECORDING!!!. One night I got 3 minutes of ER, That' IT! Sorry FULL. I couldn't believe it. I was expecting it to erase the oldest shows first, just like my TIvos.
TW has announced that in the next version of software, an option will be available to delete the oldest shows when it needs space. They are also adding the option of new shows only or new and reruns, like Tivo has. Over time, they seem to be catching up to Tivo/Directv in terms of features.
Given that this thing was just invented, I'd have thought before they developed it they would have checked out the competition and come up with something at least as good. NOPE they reinvented the wheel and did a mediocre job. BUT, it records two shows at once, you can watch a third show previously recorded while it is recording two other shows, it's available now and it doesn't cost $1000! Also, I was offered a $250 credit and half price programming and hardware rental for a year. It took a lot to get me, but they got me. At a price of $53.00 for digital cable, HBO, Showtime, HD package one HD DVR and one SD DVR, it's a great deal. Also the credit is worth nearly 5 months free. SORRY DTV I couldn't pass it up.
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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