Yep Enhanced DVR was released in WNY about a month ago. Currently it’s just the Arris DCX3600M, the Cisco Explorer 9865HDC and a Samsung model, who’s model number escapes me at the moment will be coming to the area eventually, sooner than later from what I understand, but no ETA. I’ve had the 3600M since a few days after it was released here and I love it! It is lightning fast! What was interesting is when I first plugged the DVR in, all it had on it was the Arris/Motorola factory firmware. I had to wait for ODN Navigator to download and install. After the download and install was complete, my channel banner/info banner was at the top of the screen instead of the bottom, then the box rebooted again and it was back on the bottom where it normally is. The first Wednesday I had it, it got quite the work out at 10PM. Recorded Broadchurch, The American’s, The Ultimate Fighter, Shipping Wars and CSI:Cyber at the same time all while channel surfing random baseball games. The thing didn’t even flinch.
Two things to note:
1) You cannot do whole house DVR with multiple DVRs with Enhanced DVR. You can get a single tuner non DVR or what they call a ‘playback box’ and I believe that works, so you can view recorded content on a second or third TV, but you can’t record anything. It is highly recommended that if you go that route get boxes from the same manufacture. I’m not too familiar with Moto cable boxes but the DCX3200 P2 I’m thinking would be the one needed. In a Cisco environment, the 4642 or 4742 should work fine. This is kind of a bummer. I really have no need for WH DVR anymore, but I would rather have it then not have it. Since Whole House DVR with two WH DVRs are included in Signature Home, I had to be taken off of Signature Home to get Enhanced DVR due to billing code reasons. But I am now paying about $60 less for all of the same stuff as I was with Signature Home
2) If you have an A/V receiver, this box breaks ARC and CEC for all devices. Just by having it plugged in to an HDMI input on an A/V receiver will wreak havoc. I always preferred switching stuff manually, so it’s not a big deal to me. The biggest thing I miss is when playing media from my phone or tablet having the TV and A/V receiver sync up automatically.
I turned in the Cisco 8642 so I’m now running the Cisco 8742 and Arris 3600. The front display on my Cisco DVR is starting to die. The power indicator and when I still had it, the Whole House indicator LEDs were completely dead and the time/channel display is lighter then what it used to be. When it completely goes I’m going to see if I can get my hands on an Arris DCX3510-M two tuner DVR to replace it, so that way I will be already incase WH DVR is ever supported. Another side note, my Arris DVR got the two week guide 4 or 5 days before the Cisco DVR did.
Interesting about the internet speeds. Rochester isn't on the list for Maxx, and typically the only thing Time Warner has been doing in non Maxx markets, or as a precursor to Maxx has been increasing Ultimate from 50Mb to 100Mb.
Time Warner Cable – Signature Home Premium View w/Epix, Sports Pass, HD Pass, Spanish Tier, Cisco Explorer 8642HDC, Cisco Explorer 8742HDC Both Running ODN 7.3.0_29
DirecTV – Premier, HD Extra Pack, NFL ST Max, NHL CI, MLB EI, Whole House DVR, HR34-700 Running 0972, HR24-200 Running 0802