The Motorola 6412 DVR that Comcast gives to its customers is the worst piece of technology I have ever used.Â It is slow, it hangs, it’s slow, it crashes, it’s slow, it records things and then you can’t watch them.Â It is a complete mess and I can’t believe Comcast still offers it to its customers.
This past Thursday was enough for me.Â It said it recorded various shows that we like to watch and when we went to watch them all we got was the messages you get when you’re done watching a recorded show – delete or don’t delete.Â It did that to 4 out of the 5 shows we had recorded.Â The same shows that have recorded successfully as series for months.
On top of that is is so slow that there are time when you press buttons on the remote knowing you told it to change the channel, etc. and nothing happens.Â 10 seconds later all of the commands you pressed decide to stop queueing up and happen all at once.Â It’s a mess.
If the HD Tivo wasn’t so expensive I would have picked one up on Friday at lunch.Â Anyone have the new HD Tivo and have any feedback on how well it works?Â I have to get rid of this piece of junk Comcast is charging me for.Â There have been rumors about Comcast offering a Tivo based solution for a couple of years now, but nothing has come from it.Â I’m tired of waiting.Â By the time they get around to offering the Tivo either be back with DirecTV (I should have never left, but I really wanted the HD local channels and they didn’t offer them at the time) or FiosTV will be offered in my area.Â The biggest minus I see to the FiosTV from Verizon is that they seem to offer the exact same piece of junk Motorola DVR.
Something’s gotta give soon.