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Cisco RNG200 HD DVR box

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Re: Cisco RNG200 HD DVR box

Does it matter, i'm sure its gotta be better than the SA 8300 (I feel sorry for you cutomers on the old Adelphia backbone and Time Warner customer on the same)  However, 160GB HDD is pathetically small and you would think it'd be able to push 1080p (maybe it can with firmware update) since Dish has 1080p on demand and FiOS is testing too...I am geting really tired of paying more for less...
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Re: Cisco RNG200 HD DVR box

Why does the one in the middle look exactly like a Panasonic PCH-2180 250GB DVR?  Then the other two are more simular, but still some details like front a/v ports and minor case nuances prevail.

What does the box look like for real?  Link 1, Link 2, or Link 3 ?
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Re: Cisco RNG200 HD DVR box

Also feel sorry for those of us w/Moto boxes. At least (some) SA's have a native resolution passthrough mode. The less processing these boxes do, especially to HD signals, the better...
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Re: Cisco RNG200 HD DVR box

That, and also on page 17 of the last pdf manual, you'll see it's supported to attach extra hard drive space for DVR recordings with the eSATA port. 

Motorola hasn't a clue how to get the eSATA port working on their own box.


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Re: Cisco RNG200 HD DVR box

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I have had both the Moto 6412 III is WAY better than the SA8300 everything from the guide to searchability for shows... but still SUPERBLY crappy compared to Dish's ViP622/722


Message Edited by LinkNuc on 09-27-2008 05:35 PM
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Re: Cisco RNG200 HD DVR box

I just got the box last week and its pretty solid. Compared to my hacked DirectTV tivo its **bleep** but it beats having my signal drop every 5 to 10 minutes and finally taking advantage of my HDTV is great. As for what it looks like its the 1st link and the hdd is waay to small. After only a week im 25% full so hopefully the eSATA ports are enabled.
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Re: Cisco RNG200 HD DVR box


skyline987 wrote:
I just got the box last week and its pretty solid.
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Where are you located?

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Re: Cisco RNG200 HD DVR box

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