Since I used to work at TiVo, I am pretty partial to the TiVo service and interface. Since it seems like DIRECTV is phasing out support for TiVo DVRs, the TiVo Series3 looks like a very good option. I still have a Series1 that has lifetime service that I can transfer to the Series3. Here are the pro and cons for switching:
- Be able to get local HD channels (We couldn't get good receiption with our OTA ATSC antenna, so we only get the major networks in HD)
- Be able to use TiVo's networking features.
- Have folders in Now Playing
- Hopefully be able to get a discount in my Comcast bill by being able to combine Internet, Cable and possible phone on one bill.
- Have to get either a cheap TiVo Series2 or a Comcast SD DVR for the bedroom, or don't use the TV in the bedroom.
The other thing that I hope is that Comcast broadcasts its HD channels at at higher bit-rate than DIRECTV. If you have Comcast in the SF Bay area, does HBO HD have compression artifacts?
[via PVR Wire]