Monday, May 14, 2007

Ding-dong, the Comcast/MicrosoftTV is dead!

Hooray! Comcast in Seattle announced today that they will be replacing the Microsoft TV software on their set-top boxes. I only pray the new software is better - more responsive, less prone to crashing, and generally less sucky.

Compared to TiVo and our old ReplayTV unit, the Comcast HD DVR has always felt like a pedal-powered boat versus a sleek ocean liner. HD is nice, though, for the few shows that we watch in HD. (Planet Earth is mind-blowing).

Now I can focus on my one remaining wish: Automatic commercial skip, or even just 30-second forward-skip. Will it be enabled on the Comcast HD DVR? Time will tell...

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