Okay, I'm back. I checked my stored recordings - still there. But thats moot because waiting for me in my mail was a letter from GCI. The letter is to inform me of issues with the unit and a recall by Motorola. They give me several options including keeping the current unit the new ones arrive in about 90 days (date of letter Jan 14).
The issues according to the letter are:
Automatic power resets approximate every 8-10 days (FYI - approximate typo actually in the letter
), resulting in loss of TV Guide Interactive Data (TBA) and any programming currently being recorded
Occasional freezing of the guide
I have experienced none of these so far?
The envelope included a nice color glossy multi-fold TV Guide Quick Reference Guide customized for the 6200 series units (although the remote pictured in the guide is not what GCI gives you).
As for the noise, it's hard to equate the level. The constant sound is like a hair dryer on low as heard though a door? Since none of my gear made much sound in the past, maybe I'm just being picky? I'm guessing eventually it will just become part of the din of everyday noise.