Originally posted by raycer
Cox called last week and changed out my 6200 for a new 6200 because they were having some un-named problem with the first boxes. Whether or not it was a SD flicker issue or not I don't know, I just use mine for HD, and use the DCP-501 for SD cable, since the S-Video output on that box allows me better use of my TV's stretch modes for SD.
I'm pretty sure that there were multiple issues with the "early adopter" 6200s. I got my first 6200 back in early November when Cox Hampton Roads first rolled out their HD service. The first 6200 would lock up after about 15 minutes of HD viewing. It would continue to deliver HD, however, the box would no longer respond to the remote or front panel buttons. Only solution was to unplug the 6200 to force it to reboot.
The second 6200 was a little better, however, it would lock up after about 5 hours of being tuned to a HD channel that didn't switch to SD because of commercials. If I left it tuned to INHD1 or INHD2 before I went to bed, it would be locked up when I checked it in the morning. The clock would freeze at the time at which it locked up. I also noticed SD flicker with this set.
I got my third 6200 about 2 weeks ago when Cox was trying to contact everyone with the "first generation" 6200s. Seems the third time was the charm because my 3rd set has been problem free. If only they would enable DVI and Firewire. Or even better, give me a 6208!