"Luis", a fairly large man, showed up at 11:56am friday with just 4 minutes to go.
I had everything ready for him. He connected my component cables, optical audio cable, cable cable, and a power cord that he brought with him. He fired it up, made a couple nextel calls and the downloading began. I was his first dvr install.
He was gone before 1:00pm. Both tuners worked as advertised as well as the swap button. The mute button silences/unsilences the box, not my audio receiver. The guide was empty and I had to go back to work.
Got home around 4, the guide was full and started to feel my way around the 6412. This thing is wonderful. I programmed a slug of HBOHD stuff then attacked the remote transfer to my MX500.
I programmed the 30 sec skip to my RS cheap learning remote and learned that as well as the 6412 remote to the MX500.
The "skip" function works great. The "right hook arrow" shows up on the time bar on the right side of the indicated bar position ( the replay 15 sec shows up on the left side of the indicated bar position). There is a minute indicator right under the indicator bar. Two clicks on the "skip" button and the minute goes up one. Four clicks on the replay button and the minute goes down one.
I've put on very close to 7 hours on the maxtor hard drive and it indicates 37% full. I guess I'l go back home and start watching Master and Commander, Chris Rock, and the rest of the stuff I recorded.
So far this has been a very painless and pleasant experience. This box is very quiet until my ear is about 6 inches away, then it sounds like gerbils and hamsters duking it out.