This was originally posted at AlbanyHDTV.com.
I picked up the 8000HD on Friday and finally got a chance to hook the DVI cable up to the back of the 8000HD DVR this morning.No output at all from the 8000HD DVR via DVI.
Right before I started to hook up the DVI, I noticed that there were four dashes "----" displaying on the 8000HD screen where the time normally displays. The power would not turn on. I called TWC and she sent a "hit" to the box. The time immediately displayed. She said she would make a note of the problem, because they are logging all issues with the 8000HD DVR's.
BTW, I am watching The Lion King
right now, which played on ABC last night. The picture is fabulous and the sound is incredible. Too bad those anti-TWC HD users weren't able to enjoy it.
Besides the lack of DVI support, I have yet to find any problems with the 8000HD DVR.
Two minor issues are:
1. You cannot set a "season pass" like on a TiVo. For example, I set the 8000HD DVR to record Sex in the City
on HBO HD, but it records ALL the episodes shown including the repeats, not just the new ones. With TiVo, I can set it to record only the "first run" of each episode.
2. It does not record HD programs OTA via my STB. I would like to be able to record the HD versions of the shows on CBS & NBC (when WNYT does remember to "flip the switch" and pass through the HD version of the program). Hopefully, in time, TWC, WNYT, and WRGB will come to an agreement to show the HD programming on TWC.