Originally Posted by Riverside_Guy
Several pals of mine and I consistently find that it takes the box about 10 minutes to warm up enough that it actually registers button presses...
A few weeks ago, I was able to observe an 8300HD running Passport on TWC in Manhattan (near 183rd St., west side) and saw this sort of behavior.
When the unit was first turned on, I think maybe you could immediately do things like change channels, but functions like "List" and "Play" were just dead for several minutes. I thought it was only two or three minutes, it could have been longer.
As I recall, some functions would start working before others, so perhaps you could start playback of a recording but have difficulty using pause, FF, rewind, etc. After a few minutes had passed, the unit was fully functional, and (as someone limited to SARA at home) I was very impressed with what I saw: it looked almost usable!