Originally Posted by Mark Ichiyama
The 1 min recording must have been a transient thing. The box has been rock solid since that one event.
I had a couple of 1 minute recording incidents early on but nothing for weeks so maybe it was a software fix.
My set up had issues because of pixelation or tiling on premium channels. I was getting this effect about once every 40 seconds or so on certain channels. The box is fairly sensitive to any issues out there. I had about 10 or so service calls each with varying degrees of ability. They replaced the drop line from the pole twice and rewired the house which did not help. Ultimately, it was an old telephone unit which they replaced last Saturday which was causing the problem. Everything seems fine now but it was a pain in the rear for some time.
I would have to say (now that it is working) that I think the unit is very good so far. The main issue I have is that I hate the guide because you can't customize it as a full guide. You can only customize it in a format that is good for individual stations but doesn't give you the overall look. I mainly only use the HD channels and would very much like to see a full guide with the custom channels I choose.
I like the ff function (with adjustable speed) and don't need a time slip. I really hated Directv's bounce back after fast forwarding and I never really liked the 30 second skip. The programming seems to be really good. I've only had one issue with a program missed because of change of schedule. The search function is okay though I wish it would store more than 8 searches (though you can store 8 more on each client box). I like the Series Manager set up and setting up the series to record is very easy.
Of course I wish that Cox had the same quality of picture that Directv has although it is still pretty good. Shows like Broadchurch or the White Queen look very nice but still don't pop like Directv did.
It takes a while to adjust to the "ecosystem" of the box and my family's break in period has been extended because of the issues with the tiling. Other than really hating the guide set up and wishing that the quality of picture could increase, I have to say that I would definitely recommend this box despite its touchy nature.