Originally posted by jennifermcb
I've had my HDTivo for a little over a week. In the beginning, I was only able to receive PBS HD. For the past 2 days, I've gotten an incredible signal/picture for CBS HD. WOO-Freakin-Hoo! : D
I have an installer scheduled after the first of the year (Thanks Taz!). I'm confident that I will be able to receive all the HD stations very soon.
Downside: Now that my gotta-see-it-to-believe-it husband has seen HD, he's hogging my tv.I may have to break the bank and get an HDTV/receiver for the family room : >D
I'm hopefully going to be beta testing a dual tuner Motorola HD-DVR for Comcast soon. It really depends on when they get them in and get ready for testing. I've done testing for them before, so it should be a breeze. Of course, if you were to perform a search reguarding these boxes, you'd find that they only house a 120 GB hard drive. In other words, 12 to 15 hours of recording HD material at most. It goes down from there if you record SD material as well.
Really annoying that a lot of companies want to limit you on what you can do.
When I worked for a international CE company, I asked one of the QE guys if you could replace the hard drive in their HD-DVR unit, and he said yes. In other words, you could take out the 120 GB hard drive and replace it with a 400 GB one if you so chose.
Not to get into too much technical detail, but I was told the software to make it works is embeded in the device. Most companies include it on the hard disk itself.
I would try replacing the drive in the Motorola, but I'd be too frightened of damaging it, and then not only owing money to the cable operator for broken equipment, but face a possible lawsuit as well. (I'm pretty sure this would fall under tampering with communication equipment, and the companies would LOVE to make an example of someone)
I've rambled enough.