Originally Posted by archiguy
I made that very same switch back because of the 921 fiasco and because I wanted an active firewire port - which the SA3250HD has (have to make sure you request one with an active 1394 port, not all of them have them). But, the 3250 is not an HD-DVR. For that, you'll need the SA8300HD, a terrific dual-tuner box with a relatively smallish 160 gb HDD. I really like mine (actually, I have both). But, you won't be able to get active firewire on that box, if that's still an issue for you. And, depending on whether your MSO runs SARA or Passport software, you may be able to get one with an active serial ATA port that will allow you add-on expansion drives to increase your HDD capacity (SARA-yes, Passport-no). Sadly, I'm in the Passport group.
Thanks for the advise. I may not be getting a SA box after all. The recent deal on the Sony HDDVRs was to good to pass up, so I snatched one up. So far, so good, and it has a cable card slot if I end up going with Time Warner.
I am so happy, I've been waiting for months, and was easily able to convince the wife that it was a great (and necessary) deal.
But, enough about me. I liked last week's episode, although I'm getting a little tired of the rash of
plot devices lately. And not just in this show, but a bunch of different shows. It just comes across as a lazy writer's crutch. They should either come up with more creative solutions, or stop writing themselves into corners.
It will be interesting to see where the brother's character arcs lead them as this season ends, and where it might lead in to the next.