Actually, although Epix apparently doesn't crop, I don't think they provide 5.1. We started to watch an old favorite, Ronin, and I couldn't figure out why we weren't getting surround action. Then, I realized Epix was only providing 2.0.
Which boxes did you get? With my exchange I was sent the Moto 7100 and Moto 7232 DVR and both of them have the option to display the time on the front panel. If you got the P2 versions of the 7100 I guess those don't have the clocks.