Whats up everyone. New poster to this thread, and new to cablevision services... even though my wife is an employee. The free cable is a nice plus.
Anyways... I have a couple of initial points/questions.
First off... will CV be getting SportsNet? I hope so... cause I am a bigtime Mets fan. No sportsnet means i'll be stuck watching yankee games and that would make me very ill.
Why is the non DVR 4200HD box significantly slower in changing channels compared to the time buffered 8300HD? I would think the opposite would be true, but its not.
My bedroom houses my 4200HD and I have a 50" plasma. The room is a little on the small side so the plasma is a little overkill.
Right now I have component hooked into it. Watching SD gets kinda bad... at times the picture gets intermittently very grainy. My plasma only has HDMI so I tried an HDMI to DVI cable and that didn't help too much. Would changing this box to a 8300HD and going true HDMI make a difference with my SD programs?
Does the fact that the stupid IO menu comes up when I hit GUIDE on the remote annoy the crap out of anyone else here? God this is probably the worst feature on CV service.
I heard people had some tweaks and hacks for the 8300HD. Can you add an external hard drive to it? Can you archive shows (like a ReplayTV) to an external hard drive and watch on a PC?
Thanks and hello to you all.