We’ve upgraded our cable and have had the Xfinity X1 DVR for a few months now. It’s very shiny but is missing some key features.
First, the ability to have voice commands is very, very cool. I use it all the time. And it does work very well.
But, you can’t pick up favorite shows so they delete last like “Supernatural” which my wife loves.
There is also no stop button to stop a recording part of the way through. Like if a baseball or basketball game starts at 7 and you can’t watch it until 8. This also makes recording blocks on something like Tennis Channel hard. I really don’t want to record 5 or 6 straight hours.
Of course, the other issue with a DVR is having all this stuff you want to watch. Life is generally better with less television. I really like having it but there is always things to catch up on.
So basically, the voice commands are great but you should be able to lock shows you don’t want deleted and there should be a stop button on the remote. Both my Dish Network and Time Warner DVRs had this.