09-14-2004, 11:58 AM
But my GF (who was there at install) says the picture is black and white right now. I had the installer check the cables a few times. He said they were all connected correctly. Is there any reason that the picture should not be coming through in full color???
And yes I did STFA and I KNOW that my TV is an HDTV.
Anyone have any ideas on what to check when I get home, before I call the cable nazis and rip 'em a new one (esp since I had to pay $30 for install and THEY LEFT before the problem was fixed).
09-14-2004, 04:16 PM
that would be my first guess.
Second would be the setup of the tv is not correct
09-14-2004, 07:57 PM
their HD DVR for an extra six bucks a month.
Is it an unbelievvable piece of $hit? You betcha! But it's got all the features of the HD receivers plus it'll do a few of the Tivo thingies too.
Compared to Tivo it's a real POS tho. Then again, compared to DTV, Comcast is a real POS, so whatever floats yer boat
09-15-2004, 06:57 AM
And it's not THAT bad, aside from all the ads on the menu it's alright. Of course I am used to the digital cable menus since I've had Digital Cable for the last 6 or so years.
AND guess what was wrong with the picture? I get home and check the cables, they were plugged in to one of the NORMAL RCA video and audio inputs with the green and red cables just hanging. Even after I asked the guys to check and make sure that the cables were in correctly. . . Dumbasses. Took me 2 seconds to fix, I would say unfvcking believeable but this is Comcast, so anything is believeable.
09-16-2004, 08:38 PM
I'm guessing by your impressions of teh COmcast HD DVR you never owned a real Tivo?
09-20-2004, 10:16 AM
Frankly I don't need anything more than comcast gave me. I don't need to record 120 hours of tv. Hell I don't even need to record 30hours of tv. The main problem with the comcast setup is, I have to watch the channel I am recording. THAT is annoying.
Why is the tivo so much better? Just wondering.
09-20-2004, 06:20 PM
1. No dual tuners. My 3 year old DirecTivo had em, to avoid the watching/recording problem that you stated above.
2. No season pass. Tivo knows how to pick up a program for and entire viewing season. Comcast is dumb, you can only tell it to record weekly, and if there is a schedule change it won't understand.
3. Similarly, Tivo knows the difference between First Run and Rerun shows, and you can set a season pass to only record first runs, to avoid picking up reruns as well.
4. Channel lineup menu is ridiculous on the Comcast DVR just like it is on their regular receivers. Just pure ghetto ass interface.
5. The ads.
6. Learning. The Tivo remote has THUMBS UP and THUMBS DOWN buttons and while you're watching programs you "teach" it what you like and what you don't. If there is empty space on the unit, it will record programs for you that it thinks you will like. I turned this feature off, but some people love it.
Honestly, the difference is like night and day.
Comcast DVR = Commodore64
DirecTivo = Modern PC