reply to pb5053
Re: Comcast/Service Electric in Exeter, PA Choosing a product just for the guide seems a bit superficial to me.
If you really want a different guide so bad, you can always go TiVo or CableCard.
Will SECV ever launch all the premiums? That's really the only hole in their HD lineup, they're loaded on network content.
If you have to actually USE the product, then yes, that factors into my decision.
While both an Audi S4 and a Pontiac Aztek can both get you to work and back... the fit, finish, comfort and styling of the Audi S4 makes it a much better and satisfying product to drive!
It's not just the guide though, it's the whole package.
-Ipad app with live and on demand streaming
-Iphone app with live and on demand streaming
-HBO Go, Showtime Anytime, MaxGo
-Set DVR to record from anywhere (mobile app or web)
-IP Control and a slew of DirecTV remote control apps for mobile
-2-way RF Remote
-Whole home DVR
-Record up to 5 things at once and Picture in Picture with Genie
-Expand DVR with eSATA drive
-Pandora radio on TV through DVR
-YouTube on TV through DVR
and then if that's not enough.... 1080i/720p guide with cover art, smart search, and high res custom branded VOD screens per channel.
Tivo is an interesting suggestion for SECV. I think it would be more viable if SECV leased the Tivo Q and streamers like RCN and Suddenlink. I don't want to buy any equipment, and if it goes bad or outdated the provider should exchange it. I'm not so sure if you can customize your channel list with Tivo... can you? Can you tell it to hide all SD versions of channels already carried in HD? Can you have it auto tune HD (like say you type in '10', does it show channel 10 in HD - assuming it's carried in HD?)
New HD this year on DirecTV so far
204 Headline News HD Test mode 01.11.2013 Est Arrival 01.31.2013
232 Cooking Channel HD Test mode 01.11.2013 Est Arrival 01.31.2013
253 Lifetime Movie Network HD Added 01.24.2013
271 H2 HD Test mode 01.11.2013 Est Arrival 01.31.2013
304 TV Land HD Added 01.24.2013
285 Investigation Discovery HD Added 01.24.2013
541 Encore Action HD Test mode 01.11.2013 Est Arrival 01.31.2013
559 Independent Film Channel HD Test mode 01.11.2013 Est Arrival 01.31.2013