Originally Posted by JHBrandt
From the pictures at Amazon
and Walmart.com, it looks like an internal PS. There's a power cord going into the back.
The 3200STB and RCA DTA880 are the only boxes I know of with external power supplies.
I still think the 3200 is a better box, but at $19.99 I'd be willing to live with a few inconveniences & missing features. Besides, my 3200 was buggy - I had to load HomeWorX firmware on it (and use the HomeWorX remote) to fix them. Maybe the 3100 has fewer bugs.
The person I quoted is getting one from Wal*Mart, so hopefully we'll soon have an idea how it performs.
Well so far am VERY unimpressed. I cant see any reason to keep this unit vs others on the market. Here is what I have found.
Its smaller then any other box I have used
Its $20 where the others I am looking at are $30
This is the ONLY box I have seen that cc works on both playback and timestream
Completely redesigned interface (not all good)
Can set jump set intervals ( aka >>) 30 seconds, 1 min, 5 min, 10 min, 20 min, 30 min), great idea but in practice intervals are not useful above 1 min
Remote is terrible and frequently becomes unresponsive, I found myself hitting a button up to 6 times sometimes to get it to work
Range of remote is even shorter then all the other boxes
Interferes with my RCA tv's ir worse then any other box, randomly turns off tv or changes inputs box is at same location as testing for all other boxes
Cannot set a timeshift buffer at all, they now have a setting "timeshift to record" that is simply on or off no idea if it will delete its mess after a timeshift using this method
Recording a show you only have once or daily as choices they have completely removed the weekly option.
The OSD boxes stay on the screen till you manually dismiss them. There might be a setting to change this but I haven't found it
Overall I really have to say the experience using this new box was pretty horrible and I could not recommend this to anyone even at the $20 price. Below should be attached screenshots of the info screen and the remote. It appears they are using completely different hardware and completely different firmware or hiding it very well.
Spemd the extra money and get a new homeworx 150