Man this is a long thread. I think I'm up to date now, after starting on page 40 and reading through til the end.
So, I'm moving next week and have a couple of questions. Last November I bought a Sony GWIII and have been anxiously awaiting HDTV of any kind ( my current building is with RCN and they don't seem to offer any good packages
). Comcast will be arriving next Wednesday to install my HD package ( near Halsted and Adams, zip is 60607 ).
1) Are any installs being done with the 5100 anymore? Or are all new installs the 6200? Should it have a FW rev of 7.07 or above? I would really love to try my DVI input.
2) Does Comcast supply either the DVI or Component cables with the install? Even if they do, should I buy my own anyway?
3) Does anyone know if VOD is available in my area? Or even DVR? It sounds like the outer suburbs are getting both, but I'm not sure if the city is getting it.
4) If the installer is a dolt, is there anything I should be aware of ( box or tv settings ) to make sure the install proceeds smoothly and prevent needing multiple tech returns?
Thank you all for the incredible information that's been provided so far. If any of these questions should be directed to another forum, please let me know.