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igv9
Sep 3, 2006
Everything witty I could put here has already been said.

It's underwhelming for how they advertise it, but may be better than an old tivo. Voice control works pretty nice, setup was a breeze.

Then I tried to change some settings and the box would take 10 seconds to recognize button presses, power button on the box didn't even work. I had to power cycle it by pulling the plug. Otherwise speed has been acceptable, not anywhere close to fast but not slow or laggy enough to upset me.

Box also never shuts off by remote, I assume this is because it takes 20+ seconds to boot up when asleep or powered off. There is literally not a setting for this that I can find. With just having a tv and the box the two power buttons work identically.

Remote has easily setup with multiple tvs though, so that part is painless if you aren't doing harmony remotes.

Channel giude has two lines of ads every page, displaying xfinity movies to rent, and they are mixed in to the normal channels so don't really stand out, this is the "feature" that aggravates me the most and there is no option to control it. All the more reason to use the decent voice feature.

I haven't gotten in to the dvr settings much, but that is all server side so the box doesn't have much to do. When I accidentally press rewind on live tv it's pretty seamless outside of expected box slowness.

I guess my review having never used a tivo is this is the best cable box I have ever had, but there is no confusion about it being a cable box. It's good enough I don't mind it, it's world's better than their crappy web page to watch stuff.

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