More on the new Microsoft/Comcast DVR
Comcast DVRJohn Montgomery offers a nice write up on the Comcast DVR. In my mind the biggest limitation still seems to be hard drive size. This is why the HDTV TiVo is still a better deal for me. Also the HDTV TiVo has 4 tuners instead of two and with East and West Coast Network, HBO, etc. feeds conflicts are non-existant on the HDTV TiVo.
Why doesn’t Comcast offer a unit with a larger disk drive for sale? It would seem that if the consumer was willing to spring for the added expense of a larger disk drive that this should be a no brainer. If it only holds 30 hours of regular TV you are probably only looking at 10-12 of HDTV in my estimate.
Of course Montgomery ends his review with the billion dollar question, “I’m now wondering what Windows XP Media Center Edition would do to improve on these…”