I have been using the ClearQAM tuner on my HDTV for years (still do as a backup, using a splitter), and got fed up with the lack of HD channels and the fact I didn't have DVR features, so after canceling some channels we never watch (HBO and other movie channels) (we did have an SD DVR on a different TV, just not an HD DVR), we decided to use the savings to get an HD DVR, so after our years of using the SD DVR (SA forgot the model), I was expecting to get an SA HD DVR (I didn't know that TWC offered anything from Samsung) and was surprised when I got the Samsung DVR
When I was installing my DVR (I opted out on the "professional" install, as those installers are anything but professional, horrible previous experience), I noticed an ethernet port on the back of the DVR, and after doing some searching, I heard about MoCA giving cable STBs and DVRs networking capabilities through coax (similar to U-Verse's HPNA over coax), so this got me thinking...
1. Does TWC have any plans on supporting something like online recording scheduling or DVR sharing? (like U-Verse's THDVR and web remote)
2. I heard that there are some features/compatibility allowing access to the DVR from a networked PC (like watching DVR recordings on a PC or doing something like U-Verse's Media share for playing media from networked PCs on TVs equipped with these Samsung boxes), is this true?
3. Using MoCA, what kind of data is being sent to the DVR (other than interactive features)? Does it in any way share data with the cable modem? (we do have Road Runner and digital phone service), and if so, can it use the MoCA connection as some some sort of coax to ethernet bridge?
I think I heard that some cable companies disable the ethernet port on the Samsung DVRs, but it puzzles me why TWC would push these Samsung DVRs and disable the ethernet port when they could just keep pushing the SA HD DVRs they used to, then there's no need to disable the ethernet port as there wouldn't be one, so it seems to me that TWC is using either MoCA or ethernet to their advantage (to compete with U-Verse's, DirecTV's, and Dish Network's features)