beta-testing a 6208 (single tuner HD DVR). actually a friend of mine works for comcast and he's allowed me to use his 6208. had to bring over my HTPC.
via CapDVHS, i can record LIVE HD programs without any issues, along with analog channels (2-99), and the regular digital channels (102-171, 300s, 400s). Even VOD shows. INterestingly, The DVR itself is NOT able to do this (VOD recording).
to my surprise, i was also able to capture RECORDED shows to my HTPC. i was thinking firewire recording only did streaming shows, not ones recorded onto the 6208's own had drive. Its interesting to note also that no compression was on the DVR-recorded programs. I scheduled the pistons/pacers game 2 on ESPNHD and recorded a short clip LIVE via CapDVHS, and then recorded a clip off of the DVR-captured game. Same bitrate, same aspect ratio.
thats good encouraging news - i can schedule a recording on the 6208, and know its not compressed or converted to a lower bit file. no degradation in PQ. that means i dont have to be there to record a program onto my hard drive - i can simply record via the 6208, and then record that recording to my hard drive (sounds so redundant!). i then simply delete the DVR recording to make room for future recordings.
hopefully this 6208 will be released to the public here soon. i can turn in my 6200, and get rid of my ReplayTV. one less component and one less remote! :P