Join Date: May 2003
Location: Midwest somewhere
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Yes, on the first powerup, a dialog box came up about formatting the WDC. I said yes and it must have been a "very quick" format, it took only a few seconds. I had a 8300HD when I first moved out here about 3 years ago and it started glitching and doing crazy things in all respects, couldn't even get through the program guide, garbage characters. I had read that the HDC was no good but that's all they had left at TWC.
The box is a true POS. Scrolling through listings - the HDC pauses, buffers IR commands, is slow to respond to the stupid "are you sure?" dialog, and this all gets worse if horror of horrors, both tuners are at work; it's not a good time to try to accomplish anything, it's maxxed out. The 8300HD seemed able to handle anything, wish I could get one again.
I do have a spare 300GB SATA, guess I could try the enclosure route, or if TWC had cable cards that would handle switched video (they seemed to come up with some for the HDC boxes!!!) maybe I'd get another TIVO (had one back in 2000, it was GREAT).