So I guess you got to beta test? Niice! :-) Thanks for the preliminary it's very much anticipated and very much appreciated. Do you have to return the unit? What about upgrades, have you received any information with regards to how, when, where, how?
and no S-video input for cable...
That sucks, but I can live with it.
Some of the shortfalls include lack of support for the most common cable set top boxes (such as Scientific Atlanta),
You mean via an IR blaster/repeater or such? Does the 230 have that capability?
FireWire connectivity for a limited number of D-VHS tape decks.
There are only 5 in production (2 from Mits, 2 from JVC, 1 from Marantz) so I'm not sure if thats a limitation or not. I wouldn't expect an older W-VHS or older D-VHS deck to be compatible, but who knows.
How's the build quality? I played around with a HDV420 at Circuit City the other day it was built very nicely from the controls to the inputs, etc.
Samsung HLN4365W DLP Projection Television via DVI and S-Video.
How did HD look downconverted via s-video? Just curious really, and given the option to record to a standalone DVD burner, I'd do downconverted HD.
The picture quality, both real time and recorded is fabulous for digital content.
Do you have any other STB to compare to other than the TWC box? DTC100, etc? I'd like to know especially since the TWC 3510 box has a much darker picture than my DTC100.
Support for FireWire drives to extend storage capability would be nice.
Did you get a chance to try this out?
When is the unit shipping?
I snapped a few photos.
Can you share?
Another minor bug is that the EPG guide allowed me to schedule two programs at the same time.
Definitely try this out some more and keep us posted.
Now, I was using a firewire cable with a adapter. The problem might have been caused by the firewire cable. I'll retest soon.
What kind of adapter was it and why was it needed/used? Can you keep us posted also on a retest. Adding another firewire drive and/or archiving to D-VHS is what I'm most interested in.
Sorry about the bombardment of questions, but my night-owl-mania has kicked in (I'm probably delirious at this point).