Originally Posted by Tom in OH
I probably won't know which model until they're here. We'll see on tues.
I seriously doubt the installer will have any clue which unit he/she has. I just walked out to the van and asked which one's he had. He did not even know there were two different types. I wanted a 100, we dug through the van and got one, he was cool about it, but don't be surprised if when you ask they don't know. For the record, the only real functional difference is the coaxial audio (in addition to) the optical out on the 100 (that's why I needed it).
The 700's get updates first - proabably why some installers consider it "newer" - the 100's get updates a few days later. The 700 has an internal RF antenna, whereas the 100 has an external. Oddly, the 700 has fewer reported issues with the RF Reception than the seemingly better designed 100
I am awaiting a replacement for one of my 100's - the access card reader has called it quits. I can reboot and watch for about 1hr, then it says my card is bad. I am glad I have another one in the house for backup.