I was hoping to get a modified box for use with Charter cable, but I seem to have run into at least an obstacle and maybe a dead end. With the HD boxes without FireWire apparently long gone, I've been trying to get the HD channels authorized on a standard def box. The first time I called, I was able to get the tech support person to try manually entering the missing channels. That gave me sound on some, but not all, HD channels. As she was trying to figure out why the others weren't coming in, she realized that this was a standard def box and apparently reversed everything she had done since I ended up back where I started. My second call ended with me being told that I could only get audio from a standard def box and that I could get that from the SD version of the channel. I couldn't really argue with that without mentioning that I was planning to have my leased box modified.
Have any Charter customers here been able to get HD channels authorized? Anyone have any advice on what I should be asking for when I call? Should I just save myself some headaches and settle for imperfect component recordings with an Hauppauge HD PVR?
Thanks in advance for any input that anyone is able to provide. I hope I'm not asking anything that has already been covered to death here. I've tried doing searches for the relevant information, but I haven't had time to read through all 54 pages here, and there is a bit of a time crunch with the price of a DCT modification going up by $130 in just a few days.