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Great information so far....I run my 3416 through my receiver with hdmi. When I go into fast forward, or come out of fast fast forward in a recording, I hear a popping noise from the surround sound speakers.

I sometimes notice that with my TiVo Series 3 running through my Samsung receiver via TOSLINK.
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If it's not allowing a change I'd say there's either an issue in the hardware or an issue in the firmware, I'll PM you with a trick to force a wipe and reload of the box.

I have those instructions already, but thanks anyway. I know there is a 're-initialization', which I've done for a relative twice, and there is the 're-format/re-init.', which I've never done. We don't want to erase the DVR, too many shows to be watched. IIRC, the re-init. didn't erase any shows nor erase the 'Series Recs.' list, is that correct? If so, we could do that.
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I see all the channels, but I don't see any option to schedule a recording on the TV listings screen. Where is that supposed to be?

If your logged in with an email that's on the same account as a moxi box you should have some option to associate a moxi box with it - someone else here who's done it might have to show a screen capture of the option - unfortunately my test moxi doesn't have an email associated with it and I don't use one @ home.

I may have to see if I can create a test login

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I just noticed which thread I'm on (I do both Moxi and DCT DVR threads as well as the thread for Charter - Charlotte NC market) The web scheduling is currently only availible for Moxi (BMC90xx) DVRs - the Motorola DCT/DCH series should become availible sometime 2008 (I'm told early 2008, however I know how often things like this can get delayed)

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I have those instructions already, but thanks anyway. I know there is a 're-initialization', which I've done for a relative twice, and there is the 're-format/re-init.', which I've never done. We don't want to erase the DVR, too many shows to be watched. IIRC, the re-init. didn't erase any shows nor erase the 'Series Recs.' list, is that correct? If so, we could do that.

The Init will not erase the DVR - the only ways of erasing the DVR is either entering in the sequence with the remote OR as I've found with the DCH series (Cable Host) if you re-validate the cablecard you can wipe the DVR...

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That may well be something with how the audio is being processed, I know I've had alot of audio pops like that using my old KLH receiver on optical here in the office, but I don't have that problem with my newer pioneer receiver on the same box - then again it could be the audio settings - try changing your compression rate and see if your receiver finds it easier to handle a different compression level

How do I change the compression level? I have seen settings under audio for auto, LPCM and passthrough I think.
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How do I change the compression level? I have seen settings under audio for auto, LPCM and passthrough I think.
Thanks again!

It's in the Main Menu inside the guide
Setup - Audio Setup

Default Audio Track
Optimal Stereo
Audio Output

Using Optical I generally set Audio Output to "Advanced" once you have it on there you'll have two more options

Compression
Stereo Output

From there you can set up your compression rate (None, Light, Heavy) and output (Mono, Stereo, Matrix)

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I just noticed which thread I'm on (I do both Moxi and DCT DVR threads as well as the thread for Charter - Charlotte NC market) The web scheduling is currently only availible for Moxi (BMC90xx) DVRs - the Motorola DCT/DCH series should become availible sometime 2008 (I'm told early 2008, however I know how often things like this can get delayed)

Sorry, yes I do have Moxi, so I moved to talking about it in that thread.
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It's in the Main Menu inside the guide
Setup - Audio Setup

Default Audio Track
Optimal Stereo
Audio Output

Using Optical I generally set Audio Output to "Advanced" once you have it on there you'll have two more options

Compression
Stereo Output

From there you can set up your compression rate (None, Light, Heavy) and output (Mono, Stereo, Matrix)


...and if you are using HDMI - same settings?
Thx.
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...and if you are using HDMI - same settings?
Thx.

It may help - I recommend playing with these settings any time your using something other than just the RF out - but particularly if your using a home theater

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Hiyya Doc,
that sounds rather unusual - I'm assuming you're talking about the TV window that appears when activating the guide

I know the guide tends to float on HDs and not cover the entire screen because the guide is Overlayed in 420 - this causes one of three behavoirs

1) if the TV cannot support an overlay in a seperate resolution you get no guide / guide bars only on HD channels this is the reason why - you can get it back, but only if you set the box to 420

2) If the TV does support the overlay, any channel that's not in 420 will float the 420 in the middle (much like the SD commercials on HD channels)

3) and of course the final one - if the box is set to 420, everything looks "normal" however depending on settings it's either cropped 4:3 (and stretched by the TV) or it's Letterbox 4:3 (and possibly manipulated by the TV)

If you're seeing only the corner of the picture instead of the compressed picture the first thing I'm thinking of is something wonky in the box - if a powercycle doesn't fix the problem you can try something more drastic, however I don't like to give that technique in the open as it can be abused to get around PIN codes etc.

PM me for that trick (given our earlier converstations it wouldn't suprise me if you've already power cycled it) - I'm thinking either something went bad in the firmware or there's some sort of hardware problem preventing the compressed picture.

I had the problem where the video wasn't squeezed in the upper corner and just overlayed over video, I recently just got a new HD tv, as I was on an analog CRT prior, and after a while, without doing anything that I noticed, the video is now squeezed in the upper corner when using Guide. I'm not sure what happened! I do now have it set to 1080i and I think 480p for the 3416 menu settings.

Now if only the guide could do widescreen and give another hour of PG info in the screen. (not to mention allowing an external HD!)
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James,

Is there a way to program a shortcut to our favorites list with the remote for a 6416 so that we only have to push one button to bring up the favorites list? Here in Smyrna, GA, the PPV channels appear in the menu immediately after the HD channels, so when I am scrolling through the menu to see what's on in HD, I often wind up with PPV porn titles on the screen in front of my small kids. I called customer service and they said there is no way to eliminate the PPV channels from the menu. They suggested programming a favorites list with all of the other channels selected, but it takes an annoyingly large number of clicks to get to the favorites list -- menu, menu again, scroll to the heart and select, then select the favorites 1 list.

By the way, I wish Charter would move the racy PPV channels down a few notches so that they would appear on the menu screen only if you scrolled down farther to look for them on purpose.
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James,

Is there a way to program a shortcut to our favorites list with the remote for a 6416 so that we only have to push one button to bring up the favorites list? Here in Smyrna, GA, the PPV channels appear in the menu immediately after the HD channels, so when I am scrolling through the menu to see what's on in HD, I often wind up with PPV porn titles on the screen in front of my small kids. I called customer service and they said there is no way to eliminate the PPV channels from the menu. They suggested programming a favorites list with all of the other channels selected, but it takes an annoyingly large number of clicks to get to the favorites list -- menu, menu again, scroll to the heart and select, then select the favorites 1 list.

By the way, I wish Charter would move the racy PPV channels down a few notches so that they would appear on the menu screen only if you scrolled down farther to look for them on purpose.

Once you have a favorites list you should be able to jump between the channels by hitting FAV - unfortunately this key isn't on the newer remotes. -so while it's an option it's a little useless unless you have a remote with the button or a more advanced remote than what we give with the boxes.

HOWEVER - if you go into the main menu and hit Parental Control - under the options to lock out specific TV and Program ratings, the bottom option allows you to set Adult titles to Show (default) or Hide - This should Replace any Adult Titles with "Adult Programming" as well as blank out their description.

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As long as I'm on the topic:

PIN setup for all I-guide based boxes:

1) Set up a Purchase PIN
Menu, Menu (Main Menu), Setup, PINS Setup, Enter New Purchase PIN
I recommend using something non-identifying (you'd be amazed how many kids will try birthdays and last 4 SSNs to get past a purchase pin) and if you write it down, don't put it where anyone else can get to it or stumble upon it.

The Purchase PIN will come up whenever someone attempts to order any title (VOD or Pay Per View) that would incur a charge on your bill.

2) Set up a Ratings PIN and lock ratings you want to keep out
Menu, Menu (Main Menu), Parental Control
Again, same rules as before and this PIN should be DIFFERENT than your purchase PIN, this way if they do figure one out, they still can't buy anything without the other code.

When you lock down programming you can choose Movie Ratings and TV Ratings - I recommend locking both Adult and the TV-MA ratings - alot of adult content on VOD is rated as a program, not a movie, as such it carries the TV-MA rating. You can also choose to lock out entire Channels as well (I know alot of parents like to lock out MTV or other channels with content they do not want their kids viewing.) you can also opt to hide Adult content titles and descriptions - Which is one guide feature I have not seen on the Moxi guide - just the TV Guide based boxes.

3) TEST

Locked content should have a Padlock appearing on the grid listing and it should not allow the content to be pulled up for a description without entering the Parental Control lock. Once that's pulled up, if an order is made it should not allow order verification without first putting the Purchase Pin in

Run through your codes and try them out - you should be able to click on a locked program and it will request the Parental Control PIN when the channel comes up. You should be able to click on a title that has a dollar value and it should request the Purchase Pin before you can order it.

If you order a locked title in advance (Pay-Per-View) you only need to know the Purchase Pin at the time of order, however it won't let the box tune to it once it comes up without the Parental Control PIN. If you can't tune to it - it won't allow the order to fully go through.

PINS can be cleared if the box is Initialized, which wipes the box and reloads it, however it won't clear from a power outage (intentional or otherwise) - Check your PINS regularly just to make sure they haven't been cleared. -

One way to know if the box has been cleared is to change the Guide Color - if you notice the color change back to the default, chances are your PINS have been set back to default (none) as well.

When there is no guide data or the program is unrated the box will assume it should be blocked (this way they can't get around the restriction by power-cycling the box) - you can change this under the Parental Controls setup or if you are going to be watching TV for a while you can use the Master Lock option to unlock the box temporarly.

PINs keep you in control of who watches what! - Just remember each box keeps it's setup locally, so take the time to lock all the boxes you want to prevent unauthorized access to!

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Each account has a PPV Credit limit. If you want to to be completely sure there are never any suprises, have it dropped to a level within your budget (I keep mine at $10 should we want to order a move once in a while, but low enough to keep a major spending spree from happening) -

VOD checks the credit limit immediately - so if you have a credit limit of $10 and attempt to order a $13.99 adult title, it will kick it out.

Pay-Per-View only checks once a day, so it will keep allowing orders (up to 10 titles) until it checks the limit and sees you've exceeded it. So with PPV, as long as the credit limit has not been exceeded you can order anything (even over the limit) until it does it's daily check.

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Hello,

I have a DCH3416 DVR and it is hooked to my 32" Philips LCD with HDMI. I leave the DVR on all the time. Sometimes when I turn on the TV I get a flash of the picture then nothing but a green screen. The same TV works fine with the component cables. Usually to fix this I have to unplug the DVR and turn off the TV for a while then turn everything back on. Any ideas why this is happening?

Thanks,
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It may help - I recommend playing with these settings any time your using something other than just the RF out - but particularly if your using a home theater

Hi,

Question for you....I have a DCT3416 HD DVR and connected it via HDMI to my new LG 47LBX however, the audio cuts out sometimes when changing the channels. I have to move the channel up or down a couple of times then back to the channel I want to watch to get the sound back in sync with the TV but there isnt a problem if I have the audio going out to my receiver via optical out instead of just via the HDMI. I tried several HDMI cables and had the same result.

I connected it to another TV, a 30" Sony CRT with the HDMI and did not have a problem. I did not have it connected for very long but I changed the channels up and down a bunch of times and the audio never cut out. Do you think its the TV that needs an update or is it the box that's at fault, maybe a new TV and old firmware on the box? Any suggestions/comments by anyone appreciated.
I have it connected right now with a HD DVR with the DVI output and the audio out of the cable box using rca cables connected to the TV and no problems so it's definetly something with the HDMI.
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Hi,

Question for you....I have a DCT3416 HD DVR and connected it via HDMI to my new LG 47LBX however, the audio cuts out sometimes when changing the channels. I have to move the channel up or down a couple of times then back to the channel I want to watch to get the sound back in sync with the TV but there isnt a problem if I have the audio going out to my receiver via optical out instead of just via the HDMI. I tried several HDMI cables and had the same result.

I connected it to another TV, a 30" Sony CRT with the HDMI and did not have a problem. I did not have it connected for very long but I changed the channels up and down a bunch of times and the audio never cut out. Do you think its the TV that needs an update or is it the box that's at fault, maybe a new TV and old firmware on the box? Any suggestions/comments by anyone appreciated.
I have it connected right now with a HD DVR with the DVI output and the audio out of the cable box using rca cables connected to the TV and no problems so it's definetly something with the HDMI.

I'd say it's more how the hardware is designed to handle the audio - the Sony might have done better on your settings VS the LG - I've also found that Receivers tend to have less pauses, faster audio processing than TVs.

Again, you could chalk it up to how the box and it's current firmware handles the audio or you can chalk it up to the processing on the other end of the equation, but generally you can usually use the box settings to find something that gives good sound with minimal pauses or drops in audio

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Hello,

I have a DCH3416 DVR and it is hooked to my 32" Philips LCD with HDMI. I leave the DVR on all the time. Sometimes when I turn on the TV I get a flash of the picture then nothing but a green screen. The same TV works fine with the component cables. Usually to fix this I have to unplug the DVR and turn off the TV for a while then turn everything back on. Any ideas why this is happening?

Thanks,

I've had the "green screen" issue since day 1 with this box (it's a "black screen" via component). I've been working with Comcast to fix, but no luck thus far.

What fw version are you running?
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I'm sure this has to have been addressed before, but I've searched and can't find it.

The Moto site says: DCH3416
All-Digital, Host High Defintion DVR set-top with standard definition capability and ability to access content from other set-tops over existing cable infrastructure using optional MoCA™ home- networking interface.

Is this sharing of content actually live? how can I find out if it's in my area (I have Comcast)
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The box hardware does have these capabilities, but it's unlikely that Comcast has them activated.

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Just got back from Walmart with a new One For All remote. Model #URC-4220 and it only cost about $9.00. After reading a couple of pages in the owners manual I realized that I didn't even have to program the remote for the Motorola cable box. It was already preset, and it actually had the replay and skip button. I put the batteries in and it worked like a charm. I programmed the skip button into my learning remote and now I am a happy camper. This would have been so easy if I would have known.

Thanks to all who helped me figure this out.

I hope this helps a few others out!!!

Hi, I am hoping someone can give me some suggestions on getting the 30 second skip to work on my DCH6416. I have a leased box through Midcontinent Communications in North Dakota. I couldn't find a URC-4220 so I picked up a URC-6131n today ($20 at BB) but all I can get to work is the skip back function. Actually on the remote I have to use a button that looks like a rewind symbol to get it to skip back ( l<< ). The actual skip back button on the remote doesn't do anything. I tried to "re-assign" a key with the 173 and 0173 codes but didn't have any luck. Any suggestions, or am I SOL and my cable company has it disabled in their boxes? Has anyone else ran into this problem, where nothing you tried would work?

I also bought one of the silver Comcast remotes with the 5 buttons on the bottom referenced in post 95 off Ebay yesterday and am still hoping I can program in the 173 code into that one and get it to work when it arrives. I had the 30 second skip forward in my Dishnetwork DVRs and sure miss it.

Thanks.....Barry

EDIT: I just noticed when I hit the button to skip back 30 sec. I see an icon flash brightly on the receiver panel but when I push the opposite button that I would assume would be my skip forward I see the same flash on the rec. panel but it's not very bright. I'm thinking this is probably not a good sign?
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Hi, I am hoping someone can give me some suggestions on getting the 30 second skip to work on my DCH6416. I have a leased box through Midcontinent Communications in North Dakota. I couldn't find a URC-4220 so I picked up a URC-6131n today ($20 at BB) but all I can get to work is the skip back function. Actually on the remote I have to use a button that looks like a rewind symbol to get it to skip back ( l<< ). The actual skip back button on the remote doesn't do anything. I tried to "re-assign" a key with the 173 and 0173 codes but didn't have any luck. Any suggestions, or am I SOL and my cable company has it disabled in their boxes? Has anyone else ran into this problem, where nothing you tried would work?

I also bought one of the silver Comcast remotes with the 5 buttons on the bottom referenced in post 95 off Ebay yesterday and am still hoping I can program in the 173 code into that one and get it to work when it arrives. I had the 30 second skip forward in my Dishnetwork DVRs and sure miss it.

Thanks.....Barry

EDIT: I just noticed when I hit the button to skip back 30 sec. I see an icon flash brightly on the receiver panel but when I push the opposite button that I would assume would be my skip forward I see the same flash on the rec. panel but it's not very bright. I'm thinking this is probably not a good sign?


The flash is usually an indication that a command was received, the dimmer light could be an indication that it received a command, but not one it knew what to do with... mind you this is *completely* speculation at this point.

If the remote is a ONA (One for All) type remote you should be able to use the instructions earlier posted (also on wikipedia) and be able to set custom commands as needed. I generally set page up for skip forward and page down for instant replay (which does not affect the page up and down functions for guide usage)

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I've been running a DCT 6412 Phase I/II on RCN with Passport Echo guide for a few years now with no problems whatsoever, but it started acting strange last night. The first thing I noticed was that after hitting the DVR button, it took probably 10 seconds for the DVR menu to pop up. When attempting to watch a recorded program, the screen would become pixellated and then freeze up entirely, taking 10-20 seconds to respond to the remote. This happens on every recorded program I try to watch now. And when channel surfing, the screen often freezes up for a few seconds when switching between channels, and this is totally different than the normal delays with this box. I've tried rebooting the box, but it doesn't seem to help at all.

While I have no idea what's really wrong with it, if I had to guess, I'd say that the hard drive is either corrupted or is failing. Has anyone experienced this before? Is it something that can be fixed, or should I just try to get a new box?
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The flash is usually an indication that a command was received, the dimmer light could be an indication that it received a command, but not one it knew what to do with... mind you this is *completely* speculation at this point.

If the remote is a ONA (One for All) type remote you should be able to use the instructions earlier posted (also on wikipedia) and be able to set custom commands as needed. I generally set page up for skip forward and page down for instant replay (which does not affect the page up and down functions for guide usage)

Thanks James. Yes, it's a One For All so I was hoping it would work out of the box like others here have reported but so far no luck. I did try the codes from Wikipedia but no luck with that either. When I get the Comcast remote I'll try the codes with that one and see if I can get it to work. If that works I'll probably get something like a URC RF20 and their PowerBlaster so I can control the receiver in the living room on the bedroom tv as well.

Thanks again, and I'll report back if I do get it to work.

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I've been running a DCT 6412 Phase I/II on RCN with Passport Echo guide for a few years now with no problems whatsoever, but it started acting strange last night. The first thing I noticed was that after hitting the DVR button, it took probably 10 seconds for the DVR menu to pop up. When attempting to watch a recorded program, the screen would become pixellated and then freeze up entirely, taking 10-20 seconds to respond to the remote. This happens on every recorded program I try to watch now. And when channel surfing, the screen often freezes up for a few seconds when switching between channels, and this is totally different than the normal delays with this box. I've tried rebooting the box, but it doesn't seem to help at all.

While I have no idea what's really wrong with it, if I had to guess, I'd say that the hard drive is either corrupted or is failing. Has anyone experienced this before? Is it something that can be fixed, or should I just try to get a new box?

If a powercycle didn't help it sounds like something's either failing or about to fail on that box, I'd call in and request a box replacement

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I'm sure this has to have been addressed before, but I've searched and can't find it.

The Moto site says: DCH3416
All-Digital, Host High Defintion DVR set-top with standard definition capability and ability to access content from other set-tops over existing cable infrastructure using optional MoCA home- networking interface.

Is this sharing of content actually live? how can I find out if it's in my area (I have Comcast)

It's not written into the firmware yet - ideally once the system is in place it will work on the "firewire over coax" principle - the ideas is all your equipment that's attached to the cable line would be registered to the same account number and that it would see this and talk together.

For the DCT/DCH series DVR you'd need to use the newer DCH 100/200 (SD) or DCH 5200 (HD) to be able to receive content from the DVR

Yes, that means there will be content sharing, but as I understand it, it won't allow the content to be replayed on anything other than another DVR or MoCA enabled box in the home.

Another perk of MoCA is it's supposed to also have WiFi accessories - the idea would be a MoCA cable modem / WiFi router might connect to other devices that would serve as antenna / repeaters to expand the range of your wireless network.

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This is a question for Charter James:
I was a long time Moxi user, went thru a few units too over the years and the last time I was told the unit "failed" my local charter brought me a DCH 6416, after a few weeks of still having the same issues I called in for originally, they finally fixed the original problem which was not the Moxi.....But, now that I am stuck with the DCH6416, will there ever be the capability to plug in an additional hard drive? I have a 500 gig HD I had just added to the Moxi before they took it away that worked great, now it is rendered useless...And, I was told the Moxis were being phased out, can you comment on both of these items? I would love to get the Moxi back...FWIW

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This is a question for Charter James:
I was a long time Moxi user, went thru a few units too over the years and the last time I was told the unit "failed" my local charter brought me a DCH 6416, after a few weeks of still having the same issues I called in for originally, they finally fixed the original problem which was not the Moxi.....But, now that I am stuck with the DCH6416, will there ever be the capability to plug in an additional hard drive? I have a 500 gig HD I had just added to the Moxi before they took it away that worked great, now it is rendered useless...And, I was told the Moxis were being phased out, can you comment on both of these items? I would love to get the Moxi back...FWIW

On the HD issue - this is something I know we are persuing - largely because it does suck that we've got one (limited quantity) DVR which supports external expansion and one that doesn't - it's my understanding that moto is inclined to go with eSATA over USB, but honestly at this point I have no particular news on when it will become a reality.

On Moxi - Generally the Moxi as you know it is being phased out largely because of the fact we cannot get any more in - the new FCC 7/07 compliant MSO boxes have not been released (so far as I know) and (as I was told) there was not enough supply of the Moxi coming out to meet with demand (as with tuners and moxi hardware, Motorola is more to blame in my opinion than Digeo)

That being said, Digeo is a "Wired World Company" - that's a clever way of saying "Paul Allen's calling most the shots" - Charter is ALSO part of Mr. Allen's digital empire... As such I fully expect (and look forward to) the new moxi boxes being used by Charter... as I just don't see the rest of the board of directors saying "No Paul, we aren't going to use your DVR company anymore"

Alot of techs and tech ops people don't particularly care of the moxi, largely because it seems to be the pickiest modem paired with the pickiest receiver - but most of them will admit the Digeo Interface is heck of alot better. Once you get it in that sweet spot for signal it's usually good to go. 'Course I quit using one because it looked like sh!t on the analogs when I upgraded to a HD LCD. again, more Motorola's fault than Digeo... the used the same low-grade tuners they used in their earlier HD boxes.

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Simultaneous output question: if the 6416 is connected to the TV with Y,G,B cables, can the S-video output be used to output the same program to another device, or does connecting the component cable automaticaly disable the S-video output?
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Simultaneous output question: if the 6416 is connected to the TV with Y,G,B cables, can the S-video output be used to output the same program to another device, or does connecting the component cable automaticaly disable the S-video output?

Bobby is correct on that - unlike the Moxi - all the inputs can be used at one time, even if your in HD resolution and using S-Video - though you may lose guide overlays on HD channels

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