Originally Posted by whiteboy714
Go read any thread like this. Its where people come to complain. Ceton thread is no different. People don't usually come on here to say how great a device is.
Go read the plasma and LCD sections, you will think every tv on the market is a piece of junk.
OK... I''ll play Little Mary Sunshine.
I installed my prime the week before Christmas along with TW tuning adaptor and CableCard. Other than waiting an hour on hold for a rep at the TWC CableCard Activation center, then waiting another hour for the card to actually authorize, it has worked flawlessly since then. It has not missed a recording (44 series currently scheduled, essentially duplicating the full schedule on my current TWC DVR). Once I had a WMC error about missing a file for video playback on my MediaPC, but reinstalling the ATI video drivers fixed that.
My network is not simple - wired gigabit, three wireless N access points (one of which is dual band), two bridges and at last count over 30 devices with IP addresses assigned (no, I'm not a network engineer). The main Media PC is (by necessity) wireless via a 5GHz bridge connection (shared with co-located Samsung Smart TV and Oppo BDP). Essentially all viewing/recording from the prime is wireless. The dedicated 5GHz bridge link between the tuner and the Media PC easily handles three simultaneous streams (either three recordings or two recordings plus live). I have not yet tried three recordings plus live Hulu+ HD streaming to the TV... but I suspect that might cause some issues. I've been happy enough to be seriously considering downgrading my TW DVR in the main family room to a plain STB (to maintain access to VOD), leaving all of the DVR chores to the Prime/WMC combo.
I regularly use my notebook PC as a "portable STB" connected to TVs in my office and basement family room (saving TW box rentals for those locations). I also use the notebook standalone as a wireless TV out in the garage or in my shop or out on the deck on one of the warmer days we've had. I laughed when TW launched the beta of their TV on PC stuff last week... the laughable PQ and limited channel selection are a joke compared to the full access that the Prime allows (of course it does work on PCs running other than Win7 and it's free).
So yes... it can and does work just fine, but you are correct that people typically don't post here when things are going well. My success doesn't necessarily help those that are having issues, but interested folks shouldn't think that they represent all of the user experiences out there, either.