|Originally posted by SonomaSearcher
What's the latest on the rollout in Sacto area? I assume you are continuing to beta the 6208-- anything new?
Have they resolved all hardware issues, as far as you know? Software issues? (What's the latest firmware on your 6208?) If it's not ready yet for general customer launch, are they telling you what the holdup is?
I'm waiting for a swapout of my box as we speak. I personally have had only minimal issues with mine, and definitely worth living with for the time being. The main issue I'm having now personally, is the studdering video and audio when using the firewire ports. I can't archive anything to DVHS until that issue is fixed. Whether it's connected to the other issues I'm not sure (but I think so).
If I were a betting man, I'd say they won't be out until March sometime at the earliest.
A real Tivo it's not, but to record HD AND not have to buy the box, it's great. As I stated above, if I wanted a PVR strictly for SD viewing, I would go with the standalone Tivo, not this box. The recordings are time based, not name based (saw the last 10 minutes of Fear Factor and missed the last 10 minutes of Las Vegas on Monday night), the hard drive is a little small (means I have to watch stuff fairly soon), and the guide and menu system need work. But to watch "Ocean Oasis", "The Godfather", and other cable HD programming when I want to is priceless!