hey everybody... new here, I'll probably go back and read this whole thread, but for now here are my experiences to date w/ the 1212:
I have had my 1212 for several months now and have been pretty happy w/ the results overall.
I'm currently running the 22.214.171.124 on a C2 rev box. Had some problems initially, most of which have been worked out with either the FW or software patches.
I've had experience recently w/ 3 different types of motorola DVR boxes:
DCT3416 phase 1 - current Comcast box (of about 4 or so over the years), records 5.1 and 1080i fine on the 1212.
QIP7216 (don't remember the phase) - this was the box for my recent FiOS install, the recording compatibility w/ the 1212 was ok, but had several crashing issues that appear to be related that the 7216 is a piece of **** box after doing more research. It was not only corrupting recordings but it also was skipping the audio/video on playback (even seen on my HDTV) that was causing havoc with my 1212. Have since returned that box.
QIP6416 phase 2 - my new box from FiOS, overall seems stable, the optical audio works fine w/ my receiver, however it causes issues w/ my 1212 in that it has this like jittery/skipping audio that sounds horrible. For now it works ok w/ the RCA inputs for L/R, so I'm going to use that for now.
I did some reading on my current skipping optical but not sure what to do. There are some references that it is a known HW issue w/ the 1212 of older revs (like mine?) and that though the "fixes" can maybe cause other problems like video sync issues??