I went to a friends tonight and was shocked to see that they had the MTS HDTV service.. Three of the TV's had those new Motorola boxs, she even had an iPod charging in one via the USB..
The guide is beautiful, if you've ever used Vista Media Center, you know what i'm talking about. It slides in, and you see the channel your watching behind the guide, AND when you 'highlight' over a channel you see whats on that channel ALMOST IMMEDIATELY in a square box in the bottom left corner, its a beautiful guide, and very fast.. and has VOD built in to the menu..
PVR is great, works well. Only thing I noticed was you couldnt "slow fast forward / slow rewind" in slow-mo, etc? you know? Yeah, that didn't work.
and VOD worked great, it's almost built-in. anyways, I think Microsoft did a great job on this and its such a nice menu system. Shaw better watch out.