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Ah, thanks! This is interesting... after I posted this, I went reading a bunch of other threads... in an 8640 thread I found the advice to press & hold Sel until the power light starts blinking (5-8 secs), then keep holding it until the mail icon flashes (3-4 secs) then press/release the down arrow (all this on the remote).
This got to a different set of screens, 23 I think in all. Your technique has a left hand side menu, but the other just page after page. By your method, I could't seem to find the ODN version (Summary says software version OHT188.8.131.521). Via the "mail icon blinking" method, I DID see an ODN version of 5.2.0_9... which I think is the version most often quoted around here.
You method shows disk space in KB, it lists it as "487,862, 256 KB." The other shows GB directly. Yes, I know both are roughly the same... it's about 462G, about what I'd expect from a nominally 500G drive.
Anyway, hopefully the information in this thread will be helpful/useful to other avsersD looking for this particular box (at least as it applies to TWC in NYC, although I'd guess it may be the same in other TWC cities)... it lists 2 working methods for this box.
Time Warner NYC (Man North Head End) - 8742HD DVR ODN 5.2.0_9