[opendtv] Re: An inspired rant about the astonishingly loathsome Comcast DVR

  • From: John Willkie <johnwillkie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 18:13:31 -0800 (GMT-08:00)

the unanswered question:  "Is it Comcastic?"

John Willkie

-----Original Message-----
>From: Kon Wilms <kon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Nov 6, 2006 9:49 AM
>To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [opendtv] Re: An inspired rant about the astonishingly loathsome 
>Comcast DVR
>
>100% accurate. My neighbor has one of these abominations. It has been
>replaced probably near to a dozen times. All of the replacements are
>refurbs. He has it on a UPS to avoid brownouts or any minor surges
>frying it. He has a rackmount fan blower above it to help cool it.
>
>It loses data frequently. Guide and programming. I suspect that the
>userland backend apps running on the box have no way to recover
>corrupted programming or cache (or are just buggy) if the box is
>rebooted prematurely, so they flush the cache completely just to be
>safe. Talk about a hack job.
>
>The UI is one of the worst I have ever seen. Motorola has never been
>skilled at designing even the most basic of UIs for STBs (color bleeding
>and font mismatching are their trademarks) - but this time it appears
>they hired color-blind children straight out of kindergarten and handed
>them a few crayolas to sketch out the design.
>
>Cheers
>Kon
>
>> 
>> http://battellemedia.com/archives/003055.php
>> 
>> Not only don't they not work well [egad, a triple negtive!],
>> they also burn out their power supplys quite regularly.
>
> 
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