Originally Posted by broadwayblue
Thanks. Any reason I should hold off going with the HDHR Prime for one of the newer models?
Hard to answer since the new ones just got announced and there's still a lot of questions about the new features. Depends on how upset you'd be later if the $150 or so you spend now turned out to be a bad move.
Also, what video format do the shows get recorded in?
They are in MS's .wtv container, the video/audio is whatever was broadcast, i.e. most likely MPEG2/AC3. There are utilities to convert/edit the .wtv file to a more standard container.
Lastly, does Verizon have to send a tech out to install the cablecard, or can I pick it up or have it mailed and do a self install? Thanks.
I stopped by the local Verizon store and picked up a cable card there, then did the activation over the internet. Very smooth, though of course YMMV. No need for a service call, though.
Can I have the Prime record programming to a NAS? I'd love to put all the games on my Drobo where I have enough storage to hold a few seasons. lol.
Not at the moment, the only supported DVR is Windows Media Center. But as I said, the new models supporting DNLA, DTC-IP implies there may be more options at some point. Nothing exists today, though.
You can read more about the new stuff here