Everything went ok. Ok because they brought an older version box, one with a DVI out put, which is ok for my setup since my projector has a DVI input. However, the installer and I agreed that he should get me the newer version since I was worried about the older firmware etc. After the new box was installed, and the box was activated (surprised to learn that these new boxes have their own IP address and can only work after they are activated over the internet). Since I have rewired most of my house and I did not do a great job with the connectors the installer redid all my connectors.
Though I have not had the chance, and probably wont until this weekend to check everything out, no problems with channels. Very impressed with the DiscvoeryHD channel, HDNet, HDNetMovies and some of the local channels. I left a game recorded on ESPN2HD and watched a few minutes of it.
I must say that the SA8300HD box seems very simple to use. I have one issue left to resolve and is as follows: I have my box in the theater room connected via HDMI to my projector, I also have a coax running to another standard televison on another floor I need to get the IR extender so I can control the box from upstairs. Also when viewing from the standard T.V. at times I would get a blank screen with green sign saying "HDMI/DVI not activated or enabled" or something like that. Question: Does anyone know if I have to go into the setup the RF port of the box correctly or does this box allow only one output to be activated?? I say correctly because the message pops up rarely when switching channels. I am also looking into getting a 50' s-video/audio cable instead of the coax but i need to make sure ift the outputs are enabled. Also, even the HD channels were displayed on my standard t.v.
That's all for now and I will posting more detailed info over the weekend.