Was going to post that so thanks for posting it up. I think the remote would be very handy if your going to use it as your main everything box plugged into a HTPC, otherwise you don't need it but still is a nice extra.
It is slightly cheaper then my Amazon Black Friday deal I got with just the Prime and no remote too so those of you thinking about getting one cheap now's a good time to jump in.
What's the more stable option, the Ceton or this? I understand the HD homerun can be worked on a network but that's not really a concern for me now.
They're both great options, if you're on the right provider. From a stability standpoint they are both equal, and from a support standpoint, Erik is all over the forums here and elsewhere, and SD does a great job on their forums.
That's a great price...SD put out a new FW/SW release last week. I have had my HD-HR3 since December....Yeah it has been a little buggy, but since converting my network to a switch environment, life has been bliss. Rock solid on FiOS....
ummm, this thing will work with DRM, and Tuning adapter when you rent the CableCard from TWC..
What is the issue?
The issue is that the TAs were horrible last i tried them. Required rebooting a few times per week and just locked. DRM is a huge issue with TWC and everything being locked down. You cannot play content on other devices, you cannot run commercial skipping apps on them and if you rebuild or replace your box, you cannot play the recordings on the pc anymore. For some, these are not issues, for me they are deal breakers.
I have no tolerance for DRM that prevents legitimate content acquirers from consuming content however they see fit.
If FIOS was an option here, i'd ebay my HDPVRs and go CABLECARD in a moment, and either deal with the TA issues or hope that firmware updates fixed the problems i saw before.