Ben said I could post a TW Whole House DVR question here. Here in San Antonio, Texas, it seems you can't get a Cisco 8642 or 8742 unless you sign-up for either (and tech must bring and install DVRs):
1. Whole House DVR
2. Signature Home
I had two SA-8300HD. I've had them both for about 7 years. I took one to Service Center to get replaced yesterday, and they tried to give me a 8240HDC. I said no thanks ... you can keep both and remove from my bill for now. So, we are down to just one 8300HD for now. I have to decide what to do. Actually, I didn't know they were finally offering Whole-House-DVR without the Sig-Home Package.
Whole House DVR: Actually, this sounds like it would work good for us...
1. All recordings scheduled and recorded at one location.
2. Yes, we can live with only 2 channels recording at the same time.
So, will I get a 8642/8742 and then a 4642 (Playback only ... Player Only)? That would be fine. First a kinda silly question ...
Can we watch Live-TV on the 4642 also? That works on it's own ... just like the cheapest Digital Tuner box ... right?
Also, what are some max. utilization scenarios? For instance, could I do this all at the same time ...
Den (DVR-1): Be recording one HD channel
Den (DVR-1): Be recording a second HD Channel (which I'm also watching)
BedRoom (Player-1): Be Playing back a HD show from DVR-1 in Den
What a cool thread about Sig. Home. I'll try to get caught up on it as well. I guess it's an option ... but I know if I did it, after adding HBO, fees and taxes ... my bill is going to be right around $250 a month.
Right now, I use TW for TV and Internet, and AT&T for POTS/analog phone (2 lines) ... and I kinda like it this way. I also like using their Arris modem with my own router (and gigabit switches). We also have 2 cell phones with AT&T (but they don't work well in house at all).