Originally Posted by miniz
What is the newest, fastest and least problematic HD DVR Comcast gives out in the Jax-St. Augustine market?
I believe the Motorola 3412 is still the latest HD DVR used by Comcast here in Jax. It's much less buggy than it was a couple of years ago, but it's still very slow. I had 3 in my household (until recently switching to U-verse), and 2 of the 3 had problems with HDMI, so I used the component jacks. I didn't notice any significant difference between HDMI and component on these boxes. Switching channels and button pushes are slow to respond. By comparison, my Cisco box from U-verse is a speed demon.
On the plus side, I didn't have to reboot them every week like I did the first few years the 6412/3412 were in use when they would crash or just stop responding to commands. A recent firmware update made some improvements in the DVR functionality although it's still fairly basic compared to a Tivo, for instance. The Comcast HD PQ is also very good, IMO. SD PQ, on the other hand, is horrible with these boxes.
I couldn't tell you if Comcast in St. Augustine uses the same equipment or is any different.