Originally Posted by lewlew
I just re-read this thread. There are 6442 hits on 171 posts from 40 different posters. There seems to be 5 units working with some degree of satisfaction owned by: Kong, GBrock, O+lsl, Ozeyeo and Stork3000. Merc expects his friday? MarkRubin, AndyDrew, and Ken Ross sent theirs back, and BenDover said he cancelled his order.
Just thought I would update folks on how things are going with the recorder. Since getting my guide info a couple days ago, it has been filling in slowly but surely. I think I have around 4 days of stuff now. Several blocks I had to turn on myself (Encore, ESPN-HD, among others). Others (notably TNT-HD and my PBS-HD) I must tune manually as there are no entries for them in the channels I can assign.
I also mentioned in previous threads that I had trouble tuning stations in my HBO block with my CableCARD. I was last chalking that up to signal issues. Well, today a couple techs came out and cleared up my signal issues...I am receiving quite a strong signal now. However, HBO channels still will not decode. The symptoms are the same as before: either a black screen or a few frames of video folowed by a freeze frame. The diagnostic on those channels now show a "Good" digital cable signal (around 87%).
My cable provider now suspects Sony -- so I imagine I have entered the first stages of being a go between them in order to figure out what's wrong. I can get by without those channels for now, but in the long run, I'll have trouble convincing my wife that we can live without HBO on that set.