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post #1981 of 2320
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Originally Posted by uconnhuskiesfans View Post

that makes sense Harry

they are cisco boxes, i think this is the host http://www.cisco.com/web/consumer/pr...p_8600hdc.html

Thanks. I'm going back to Cox for TV and picking up the boxes tomorrow. What are the odds they try to give me one of the old school Motos?
post #1982 of 2320
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Originally Posted by PaulieORF View Post

Thanks. I'm going back to Cox for TV and picking up the boxes tomorrow. What are the odds they try to give me one of the old school Motos?

the whole home dvr is not self install you need to pay for the install
worth every dime
post #1983 of 2320
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Originally Posted by uconnhuskiesfans View Post

that makes sense Harry

they are cisco boxes, i think this is the host http://www.cisco.com/web/consumer/pr...p_8600hdc.html

The Host is the Cisco 8642HDC and the Client is the Cisco 1642HDC

The size of the DVR Cisco 8642HDC is (HxWxD) 3.25" x 15.6" x 11.2"
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/coll...3/7015625A.pdf




The size of the Client HD STB Cisco 1642HDC is slightly smaller, (HxWxD) 2.25" x 13.75" x 9"
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/coll...38/7014685.pdf

post #1984 of 2320
there is a record on the cliant box will it ever come on
the owners manual states it comes on when the host box starts to record but never seen it come on
post #1985 of 2320
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Originally Posted by ricomputerguy View Post
the whole home dvr is not self install you need to pay for the install
worth every dime
I'm not getting whole home DVR, just a single standalone HD DVR. Are those still the same Motorola boxes that they've been using forever, with the tiny hard drives?
post #1986 of 2320
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Originally Posted by PaulieORF View Post
I'm not getting whole home DVR, just a single standalone HD DVR. Are those still the same Motorola boxes that they've been using forever, with the tiny hard drives?
yes Whole home dvr is not a self install i would just bite the bullet
and get the whole home dvr as you will not get the new HD TV stations with out the new DVR
post #1987 of 2320
How much more a month is whole home DVR vs. HD DVR and a standard HD receiver? Standalone HD DVR is $18 and standard HD receiver is $8. If it's not much more, perhaps I'll do it.

Thanks.
post #1988 of 2320
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Originally Posted by PaulieORF View Post
How much more a month is whole home DVR vs. HD DVR and a standard HD receiver? Standalone HD DVR is $18 and standard HD receiver is $8. If it's not much more, perhaps I'll do it.

Thanks.
5 dallers more don't hold me to it do your self a favor go with a bundle if you call you can save quite a bit they have a bundle with all the movie channels you can save alot as well i have the all call around telephone plan 55mb download 25 up internet with antivirous ect up to 4 computers covered thats the ultimate and i pay 249.00 a month but they can tweek that a bit with different bundles also the new dvr has a brand new guide a few gliches but still all and all well worth it in my book
post #1989 of 2320
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Originally Posted by ricomputerguy View Post
5 dallers more don't hold me to it do your self a favor go with a bundle if you call you can save quite a bit they have a bundle with all the movie channels you can save alot as well i have the all call around telephone plan 55mb download 25 up internet with antivirous ect up to 4 computers covered thats the ultimate and i pay 249.00 a month but they can tweek that a bit with different bundles also the new dvr has a brand new guide a few gliches but still all and all well worth it in my book
I signed up for the $99 Max Duo bundle, with Ultimate tier internet (55 mbps) and the TV package with 190 channels.

They really make you have whole home DVR in order to get new HD channels? That seems kind of shady to me.
post #1990 of 2320
I was looking at the channel lineups on Cox's website, and here's what I found...

For the following channels:


820 SWRV HD^^
821 DIY HD^^
822 Cooking Channel HD^^
823 Hub HD^^
850 HBO (W) HD^^
851 HBO2 (W) HD^^
852 HBO Signature HD^^
853 HBO Family HD^^
856 HBO Latino HD^^
860 Cinemax (W) HD^^
861 MoreMAX (W) HD^^
862 ActionMAX HD^^
870 Showtime (W) HD^^
871 Showcase (E) HD^^
872 TMC (W) HD^^
880 Starz (W) HD^^
881 Starz Comedy HD^^
882 Starz Kids & Family HD^^


At the bottom of the page in the fine print, it says:

"^^Included with Plus Package"

Are these the channels you're talking about? If so, it appears that you don't actually have to have the whole home DVR to get them, that or Cox's wording is poor.
post #1991 of 2320
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Originally Posted by PaulieORF View Post
I was looking at the channel lineups on Cox's website, and here's what I found...

For the following channels:


820 SWRV HD^^
821 DIY HD^^
822 Cooking Channel HD^^
823 Hub HD^^
850 HBO (W) HD^^
851 HBO2 (W) HD^^
852 HBO Signature HD^^
853 HBO Family HD^^
856 HBO Latino HD^^
860 Cinemax (W) HD^^
861 MoreMAX (W) HD^^
862 ActionMAX HD^^
870 Showtime (W) HD^^
871 Showcase (E) HD^^
872 TMC (W) HD^^
880 Starz (W) HD^^
881 Starz Comedy HD^^
882 Starz Kids & Family HD^^


At the bottom of the page in the fine print, it says:

"^^Included with Plus Package"

Are these the channels you're talking about? If so, it appears that you don't actually have to have the whole home DVR to get them, that or Cox's wording is poor.
you need whole home dvr they just added the weather channel HD as well with local on the 8's I was told you need whole home dvr to get the extra movie channels that the pluse package in which you need the whole home dvr
ask just in case but from what i was told you do
post #1992 of 2320
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Originally Posted by ricomputerguy View Post
you need whole home dvr they just added the weather channel HD as well with local on the 8's I was told you need whole home dvr to get the extra movie channels that the pluse package in which you need the whole home dvr
ask just in case but from what i was told you do
Thanks. I called and it is true, their site just doesn't say that on it. I switched my order to the whole home DVR, and it was just $5 additional per month. For the fact that I'll be guaranteed a higher capacity DVR, get the additional channels, and be able to watch my shows in the other room it definitely seems worth the $5.
post #1993 of 2320
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Originally Posted by ricomputerguy View Post

5 dallers more don't hold me to it do your self a favor go with a bundle if you call you can save quite a bit they have a bundle with all the movie channels you can save alot as well i have the all call around telephone plan 55mb download 25 up internet with antivirous ect up to 4 computers covered thats the ultimate and i pay 249.00 a month but they can tweek that a bit with different bundles also the new dvr has a brand new guide a few gliches but still all and all well worth it in my book

Punctuate and spell much?
post #1994 of 2320
What channel is The Weather Channel HD on? I can't seem to find it (Whole Home DVR).

Edit: Checked the channel lineup, http://ww2.cox.com/residential/conne...nel-lineup.cox and it says it's supposed to be on 787. However, when I try to tune to 787, I just get the "???" as it's an unrecognized channel.

Interesting. What's the deal here Cox?
post #1995 of 2320
You might want to try again. It's tuning in fine on 787.
post #1996 of 2320
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Originally Posted by caeguy View Post

You might want to try again. It's tuning in fine on 787.

Do you have the Cisco Whole Home DVR box?

I called customer service (against my better judgement), the first girl was clueless and even said that Connecticut isn't getting the Weather Channel HD and 787 doesn't exist. Realized she was a dope and quickly brushed her off. Her resolution was to email someone, and she would get back to me. I'm still waiting.....

So I called back and spoke to someone with a brain, she saw the channel should've been added, and did the typical "I'm going to send a signal to your box and reset it". Wouldn't you know......it actually worked!

So now my question is......is this a problem with the Cisco boxes that whenever a new channel is added, we're going to have to call and get our boxes reset? Never had this problem with the Moto DVR box.
post #1997 of 2320
::sigh:: So much for the holiday spirit huh. Have you ever worked retail or service industry during Christmas?

Anyway, the boxes are probably removed from all the normal signals that go to boxes since they could have unknown consequences. That will change probably in the next month or two, as things become more standardized. Or it may have been upgrading/resetting when the signal went out. (These are all guesses) Did you not have it on any of your boxes? I don't think anyone can really give you a honest answer. New Technology has it's quirks, time will tell.
post #1998 of 2320
Hi guys. I got my whole home DVR setup today, and so far am pretty happy. However, when I try out the online DVR recording feature on Cox's website, I receive a message saying

Quote:
Unable to Record this Program.
We're sorry, we are unable to record this program to your DVR. Please try the following solutions:
Make sure your DVR is turned on
Make sure your DVR has enough space to record new programs
Try again

Does this feature not yet work on the Cisco DVRs, or am I having an isolated incident?

Thanks.
post #1999 of 2320
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Originally Posted by PaulieORF View Post

I have a question. Is the new Trio guide for all DVRs or just for ones enabled with whole home DVR service? Maybe it's a silly question, but the releases about the Trio guide made it sound like it comes along with WHDVR.

Thanks.

Yes. Right now, the Trio guide is available only on the Cisco boxes, which are in turn only available with the Plus Package (Whole Home DVR).
post #2000 of 2320
To those of you that had multiple Motorola DVR boxes previous to switching to Whole Home - what do you think? Are there certain things you miss about having two (or more) standalone boxes?
post #2001 of 2320
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Originally Posted by EJW_CoxNE View Post
To those of you that had multiple Motorola DVR boxes previous to switching to Whole Home - what do you think? Are there certain things you miss about having two (or more) standalone boxes?
beable to record 4 shows 2 on each box sometimes my favorate shows on all 4 channels at the same time and with one box i run into recording conflicts more now then ever. don't miss the small hard drived though. The Trivo guide kinda sucks when it comes to searching. on the old box you highlight the show on the guide it seach for the show, now it brings you to a blank search the you need to spell out the show, and extra step. Tivo looking better in one since They have a remote which you slide out a true keyboard. I thoght cox was looking into something like this? I took a cox survey at one point. It asked if it was something that I was interested in. I don't like having a box with out a clock on BIG MAJOR ISSUE with me not sure if anyone out hates this cliant box for this. also no record button lights out tell you if the shows recording on the host box sometimes I for get there two shows recording on the host or sometimes it hard to tell if your show on the cliant box getting recorded other then that I love whole room dvr I do miss the games and weather ITV portion
post #2002 of 2320
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Originally Posted by PaulieORF View Post

Hi guys. I got my whole home DVR setup today, and so far am pretty happy. However, when I try out the online DVR recording feature on Cox's website, I receive a message saying



Does this feature not yet work on the Cisco DVRs, or am I having an isolated incident?

Thanks.

Unfortunately, this functionality is not up and running yet. We expect it in 2011.
post #2003 of 2320
According to the PDF on the Cisco box, it indicates "Personal media player enables display of photos and playback of video and audio from
standards based home network connected devices (optional software)" ...

Any idea what this is? I have an existing DVR (SageTV) - all of the recordings are pure mpeg-2 files. Would I be able to view these from the Cisco box?
post #2004 of 2320
So I've had my whole home DVR setup for 5 days now, so I just wanted to share my impressions of the new Trio guide. I really do not like it. I feel it's unnecessary, and that Cox probably only did this to be different. I can't imagine that people were clamoring for this type of guide. Although you can switch to a classic style guide, it's like stepping back into the past. I think this guide is a step backwards from the Passport guide that runs on the Motorola DVRs. I actually don't like this guide so much, that if it were possible I would pay extra $$ a month in order to be able to use the Passport guide on these Cisco boxes.

Now, I'm sure that over time I'll get used to it, but I can't imagine this guide will ever really grow on me. The functionality of the boxes with the whole home setup is great, but I really hate the interface.
post #2005 of 2320
Could you reply with some examples of what you do not like or some things you would like changed? And no, Cox didn't do it just to be different, there is no doubt alot more to it then that. I am just looking for something a bit more then "I don't like it" before I make my choice.
post #2006 of 2320
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Originally Posted by PaulieORF View Post

So I've had my whole home DVR setup for 5 days now, so I just wanted to share my impressions of the new Trio guide. I really do not like it. I feel it's unnecessary, and that Cox probably only did this to be different. I can't imagine that people were clamoring for this type of guide. Although you can switch to a classic style guide, it's like stepping back into the past. I think this guide is a step backwards from the Passport guide that runs on the Motorola DVRs. I actually don't like this guide so much, that if it were possible I would pay extra $$ a month in order to be able to use the Passport guide on these Cisco boxes.

Now, I'm sure that over time I'll get used to it, but I can't imagine this guide will ever really grow on me. The functionality of the boxes with the whole home setup is great, but I really hate the interface.

There is a grid guide option in the settings.
post #2007 of 2320
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Originally Posted by Hard Harry View Post

Could you reply with some examples of what you do not like or some things you would like changed? And no, Cox didn't do it just to be different, there is no doubt alot more to it then that. I am just looking for something a bit more then "I don't like it" before I make my choice.

Here is a review from San Diego. He also posted a YouTube video of how slow the channel changes are. Unfortunately the dislikes I have seen posted outnumber the likes, hopefully this will improve with later versions.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...6#post19707106
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Originally Posted by crazed_z06 View Post

Hey guys.. posted this over on the new San Diego HDTV forum..

I got an email from Cox 2 weeks ago saying the new trio guide and everything were available. I immediately gave them a call and scheduled an appointment for installation. I got one Cisco 8642HDC and one 1642HDC box. The 8642 is the DVR. The install consisted of the Cox tech installing some kind of filters and activating the new boxes. He also had to call and have it setup so the 1642 was a client for the 8642. It took about 45 minutes for setup and it went very smoothly. The tech commented that this was his 3rd install.

Overall, I am satisfied with the new guide. The guide uses the entire 16:9 screen pretty efficiently. The guide is split into three boxes which can show different info. My main gripe with the new boxes is they are SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. I mean really slow. If anyone has ever used DirecTV, it's like that. At least a 1 second lag when pressing buttons and it takes about 2 seconds to tune a new channel. Im getting used to it though.

The whole home DVR setup is pretty nice. As you would imagine, anything you've recorded on the main box can be watched on the client boxes. The best feature is the client box can record programs to the main box. So if Im in the bedroom, I can flip through the guide and record programs from the client.

The client does not have DVR functions on LiveTV (since it has no HDD to buffer). You have to hit record and then you can FF, RWD, Pause, etc.

Hmm.. what else..
You can setup different users on the boxes, so you can have different favorite channels and guide layouts per user. I now have six HD HBO channels which is great. I can now see "HBO Boxing After Dark" live on HBO East in HD. The boxes have HDMI and Component outs, but only one output can be active at a time..

Overall, Im pretty happy with the new boxes. The SLOWNESSSSS is terrible, but Im getting used to it after a couple weeks. Ive used DirecTV and Uverse Guides and this new Trio guide seems to much more efficient in how it gives you information.

Oh yea, it's $5 more per month.. the install was free

Any questions? I can try to answer them..
post #2008 of 2320
While not optimal, I have started using 4 digits to channel change instead of 3 then select. It seems to improve the channel changes. I have also noticed that the channels change quicker if there is a recording going on in the back round.
post #2009 of 2320
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Originally Posted by schmitter View Post

While not optimal, I have started using 4 digits to channel change instead of 3 then select. It seems to improve the channel changes. I have also noticed that the channels change quicker if there is a recording going on in the back round.

Hmm, interesting. What about using the "last" button, is that equally as slow? If last is quicker then manually entering in the channel, sounds like the problem they had with West Coast receivers when DVR first came out. Took about 3 months to fix it if I remember.
post #2010 of 2320
To whom it may concern @ Cox

However you may have configured QAM channel 77.6 which is CPTV4U - it cannot be found on my old Vizio TVs vx20L and vx37L. It does appear on my newer sony and samsung tvs. There was a similar problem a few years ago and the techs made some changes to resolve the problem. thanks
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