Yeah, as far as better SD boxes in the Motorola markets any of these would be better:
DCT-2500 (slightly smaller than the box you have now, different front panel button arrangement)
DCT-700 (Size of a cable modem)
DCH-100 (Silver / black - looks like a smaller version of a Newer HD/DVR)
DCH-200 (Identical in apperance to the DCT-100)
Out of that list only the DCT-2500 has a front clock display. In my area the DCT-2500's are a rare breed. I have a DCT-700 in the bedroom hooked up with the yellow, white, red RCA cables for better audio/video quality, and that runs circles around those older DCT-2000/2224 series boxes.