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My Motorola DCT3416 HD DVR just broke and I'm having my wife go to the local Comcast office tomorrow.

Can someone give me a list of which boxes should she go for? I'm in Montgomery County, Maryland.
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I'm subscribing to this because I sort of need to know the same thing (which to get; DCT, DCH, or DCX).

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So which DVR did you get?

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DCH3416. Waiting for Comcast to update firmware on the DCX boxes before going back and asking for one.
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DCH3416.

How do you like that one?

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Definitely better than the DCT3416.
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Thanks.

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Here in the SF North Bay, we just swapped our DCT3416 for a higher capacity DVR and lucked out by getting Comcast's newest Motorola model, an RNG200N. This has a 500MB drive, 3D compatible, and is physically smaller than any of their other DVRs (only 12.5" W x 8.3" D x 2.5" H). It is apparently also compatible with Comcast's any-room-DVR service, which we don't have.

Funny thing is that the box is clearly labeled Motorola on the front, with the model RNG200N, but I haven't been able to locate any info or user's guide on this device.
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Here in the SF North Bay, we just swapped our DCT3416 for a higher capacity DVR and lucked out by getting Comcast's newest Motorola model, an RNG200N. This has a 500MB drive, 3D compatible, and is physically smaller than any of their other DVRs (only 12.5" W x 8.3" D x 2.5" H). It is apparently also compatible with Comcast's any-room-DVR service, which we don't have.

Funny thing is that the box is clearly labeled Motorola on the front, with the model RNG200N, but I haven't been able to locate any info or user's guide on this device.

http://media2.comcast.net/anon.comca..._userguide.pdf

It's actually an Xfinity/Cisco device custom made for Comcast.
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http://media2.comcast.net/anon.comca..._userguide.pdf

It's actually an Xfinity/Cisco device custom made for Comcast.



Thanks for the link, but that's not the DVR I have. The RNG200N that I have has Xfinity and the Motorola bat-wing symbol on the front, and has touch panel controls (no hard buttons). See attached photo.
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Thanks for the link, but that's not the DVR I have. The RNG200N that I have has Xfinity and the Motorola bat-wing symbol on the front, and has touch panel controls (no hard buttons). See attached photo.

Odd. Two extremely different devices, each with the Xfinity label - one by Cisco/SA and one by Motorola - each with the same model number. Is that Motorola "bat-wing" a decal or actually part of the silkscreen?
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Odd. Two extremely different devices, each with the Xfinity label - one by Cisco/SA and one by Motorola - each with the same model number. Is that Motorola "bat-wing" a decal or actually part of the silkscreen?

It's part of the silkscreen. Also, "Motorola" is stamped into the top of the metal cover. There's also a paper label attached to the bottom of the box that shows "Motorola" and has the DVR model number listed as DCX3501.

Seems the customer service gal at Comcast wasn't kidding when she said "these are brand new".

Edit: I did a search on DCX3501 and after some digging, I found a user's guide. From the photo in the guide, it appears to be the same device as the RNG200N that I have.
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It's part of the silkscreen. Also, "Motorola" is stamped into the top of the metal cover. There's also a paper label attached to the bottom of the box that shows "Motorola" and has the DVR model number listed as DCX3501.

Seems the customer service gal at Comcast wasn't kidding when she said "these are brand new".

Edit: I did a search on DCX3501 and after some digging, I found a user's guide. From the photo in the guide, it appears to be the same device as the RNG200N that I have.

This is strange. Pace makes a RNG200N as well. It looks like your thumb print:

http://www.pace.com/documents/specif...g200n_spec.pdf
https://www.pace.com/documents/manua...9201-ug-en.pdf

And the Motorola:

http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/...er%20Guide.pdf

Yup. Very strange.
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Funny thing is that the box is clearly labeled Motorola on the front, with the model RNG200N, but I haven't been able to locate any info or user's guide on this device.

There's info about this on the DCX thread. I believe it was somewhere around the last 2-3 pages where I mentioned and asked about this same thing. There are manuals at both the Pace and Cisco website for that model # (and I see 'domino' gave you the links). The posts are somewhere around here.

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There's info about this on the DCX thread. I believe it was somewhere around the last 2-3 pages where I mentioned and asked about this same thing. There are manuals at both the Pace and Cisco website for that model # (and I see 'domino' gave you the links). The posts are somewhere around here.

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Thanks. I had already looked at that thread. The user's guide that domino92024 linked to above appears to be the correct one for this device, although it identifies it by a different model #.
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where online can I get this pace dvr to buy???
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