As I understand it.....
JonM in MN:
One weakness of digital fixed pixel displays (like RP lcds and dlps) not shared with analog or CRT based sets is the lack of quality of SD analog channels. Basically, the sets are designed to accurately portray the incoming signal they are unable to "hide" the difficiencies of the standard signal as well as their counterparts. I believe comb filters, and lack therof, has something to do with this. I'm no expert here , mind you, but I see a huge difference in my 60" LCD RTPV as compared to my 5 year old Pioneer Elite 60" CRT RPTV when viewing analog.
Yes, we both have the same set. I never had the 6208 so I can't really comment. I don't really see a difference, however, in PQ between my old 5100 and the new 6412.
The Moto 6412's user manual (found here: http://broadband.motorola.com/dvr/dct6412.asp
) states an estimated 90 hours of analog and 20 hours of HD on its 120 gig hard drive. Given the amount of space taken up by the iGuide, the actual times are closer to 60-75 hours analog or 12-15 hours of HD. I believe reading through this thread will bear this out. Because of the compression factors of converting analog to digital, the capacity of the 6412's hard drive effectively doubles for SD recording.