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post #1 of 6 Old 01-31-2005, 08:10 AM - Thread Starter
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I have an Explorer 8000 (non-HD) from TWC Houston. I was over at a friend's house last night and he has an 8300 (non-HD), also from TWC Houston.

Can anyone tell me the difference between the two? I know they look a little different, and I believe the 8300 has an external SATA drive connector. Other than that... it seems pretty much the same. Should I trade in my 8000 for an 8300?

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Hello,

As far as I understand, the 8300 has a larger storage capacity. I have an 8300HD and it has double the space of the 8000HD.
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Also, the 8300 is supposed to have multi room capabilities in the future. The 8300 MR (and 8300HD MR) will be able to send content from one 8300 box to another in the house, so you can set recordings on any box and watch recordings from one box on another.

The real question is though, by the time TWC makes that an aviailable option, will there be an even newer model then the 8300? :D
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I have a non-HD 8300 in Austin and it still has the same clunky software and capacity as the 8000. So far I can tell no difference between the two except my 8300 doesn't lock up like my 8000 used to.
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I have an Explorer 8000 (non-HD) from TWC Houston. I was over at a friend's house last night and he has an 8300 (non-HD), also from TWC Houston.

Can anyone tell me the difference between the two? I know they look a little different, and I believe the 8300 has an external SATA drive connector. Other than that... it seems pretty much the same. Should I trade in my 8000 for an 8300?Thanks!
The 8300 has most if not all of the rear outputs active where the 8000 does not which can come in very handy. The 8300 seems to be more stable than the 8000 too. As long as both are the SD versions they will both have the same size hard drive (HD versions of both boxes have double the hard drive space). If your area uses Passport software the 8300 will probably have the newer software version with better search features.

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the 8300 has a faster processor and more memory than the 8000. The hard Drives are the same size.
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