(I posted this in the hdtv recorder forum a few days ago....but no response. Hope I have better luck here
I have a Motorola Moxi DVR (BMC9012) from Aldelphia days (Silverlake area, Eagle Rock cable office), it has served me well. The biggest hindrance now is the small 80gig drive, which is always full now (hdtv, etc.). TWC says I can swap my Moxi for the Moto 6416 (160g) and essentially, the only reason I would, is for the larger drive.
Can anyone who has made this move chime in? They will charge me the install fee ($30 I think), yet there seems to be many issues with the 6416, but the threads are soooo long and maybe out of date, I don't know how many of these issues might have been resolved.
Here is how I will use the 6416:
> DVI to my Projector, works fine now. Well, the 6416 has hdmi, but I'm hoping a hdmi to dvi adapter is all I will need.
> Transfer some recorded material to my Polaroid DVD recorder. Currently doing this fine from my Moto Moxi DVR.
> S-video or component to my SD CRT tv.
I've read of PQ issues with the Analog cable channels?
How is the digital SD and HDTV channels PQ?
I initially talked to tech support that said I could go to my local office (Eagle rock) and p/u the box myself, then when I install, call in the code to activate. Of course when I arrived at the office (no direct phone lines of course), they said that wasn't offered, would have to schedule a installer to come out...which means $30 to me. I originally was gonna try out the box with hardly much to lose, yet now I would have to sit around, wait and pay that fee to maybe find out this 6416 sucks b@lls. Then have another service visit to activate my old Moxi box again...so maybe $30 + $30 I think. Trying to avoid that. I've read some of the threads, but by gawd they are numerous and long...and many were started 2-3 years ago so I would think many issues might of been resolved. It's hard to 'search' that kind of info.
Also> How is the external HD capability of the 6416 these days? Is it for real? Through the eSata or firewire or?
Any feedback appreciated!