I’ve had the new Comcast DVR Set Top Box for a couple of days now, so far the test team (wife/kids/dog/cats) have taken to the set top box, and seem to prefer the set top box to the Media Center PC – the STB is seen as a consumer electronics device, it doesn’t look or feel like a computer – channel changing is ‘snappy’, the guide is not as good as Media Center PC, and the H/D is smaller (120GB I think – compared to the 200GB drive in my media center).

Obviously the functionality of the STB isn’t even close to the Media Center, I can’t rip my music, store my photo’s, or digital video – so I think the Media Center is here to stay for a while.

– Mike