Originally Posted by upstate-avfan-da
Rodney - I am surprised they said it wouldn't work... My 8300 is VERY old, have to have had it going at least 3-4 years. I don't think it would be a regional thing, the 3D feed seems generic and unlocalized (playing the same commercials for Lorax, Revolution, etc).
I am actually going to ditch mine after I finish a couple of episodes on the DVR. Going to get the more compact Samsung box so I can actually have the cable box in our entertainment center.... The 8300 is a freaking beast lol and has a smaller HD than the Samsung one.
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I don't think that it is a regional thing either.
You may want to call the store before you decide to swap. At my store it took 2 people a total of 15 minutes to find a new 8642 (they had tons of 8300's). They said that they only give out 8300's but I insisted that I needed something newer to get the 3D. Someone else also mentioned (possibly on this thread) that their store only had 1 of the newer DVR's boxes left. They don't seem to have or want to give out the newer boxes. If they give you a hard time tell them that you may want ESPN 3D which according to their website requires one of their newer boxes. Make sure you bring a printout from here:
TWC is clueless. I talked to 5 people over a few days and nobody could figure out why the 3D wasn't working. 2 of them had no solution, 2 of them said that I might need a new box and 1 of them said that I definitely needed a new box. I got my 8300 in either 2005 or 2006 and the supervisor at the store said that the ones made starting in 2007 should work with 3D but who knows (they don't...that's for sure).
When I change channels on the 8642, when it tries to pull up the new channel, the screen is frozen for about a half-second or so (likw when you pause a video) before the show starts moving. Is this normal for the 8642? It is a little annoying. The 8300 doesn't do this.Edited by Rodney538 - 8/7/12 at 12:13pm