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Originally Posted by HerbL
I have had the RCA 210 for about 14 months now.
I have had, and still have similar problems that you describe.
I have frequent audio dropouts and occasionally the 210 will lockup necessitating a reboot.
I also get the "insert a valid access card" (when turning the unit on) about once every three weeks.
I like the 210, but these intermittent problems are annoying. I understand others have had similar problems as well.
I know lthat many people had DTV exchange the unit for a new one, only to experience the same problems with the new unit.
It was just the oddity of seeing this box lock up when it went to digital 5-2 that freaked me as neither my HDTIVO or my E86 exhibits the same issues in that regard. Plus I need a STB with a VCR mouse control "out" so I can turn my RCA DVR (non-TIVO) on/off via the mouse. The new D* boxes dont' have this feature anymore and very few of the "newer" older STB's have this feature.
To each his own...... :D