"TVGuide & TiVo BATTLE!!!!"2.5 starson
Summary: If your digital/analog cable box has the TVGuide Electronic Program Guide be warned: AT&T Broadband and RCN ship the Motorola DCT-2000 without the ability to disable the annoying flip bar that takes 1/3 of the screen with the TVGuide logo and cheap banner ads. A main feature of TiVO is their EPG which has a transparent flipbar giving a heck of a lot more info than the TVguide one. AT&T Broadband, especially should be ashamed, since they are selling branded AT&T Tivo Boxes to digital cable customers but still force TVGuide on us. After several calls to AT&T and TiVo (and btw TiVo customer service center usually has a minimum 30min hold time)there is no way to get rid of the TVGuide flip bar. The best you can do is set it to the minimum of 3 seconds but it will still come up every time you change the channel making channel surfing more like channel crawling. A lot of customers are beginning to complain so hopefully they'll allow us to turn the thing off but for now we're stuck. Also dissapointed with the serial cable doesn't really make things faster then the IR blaster.