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#1 10-31-2007 1:42:58 AM

HDJoe
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From: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
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Newbie Signs On

After 7-years with DirecTV, I have switched to Comcast.  I still love the quality and programming options over at D*TV but, when I moved, they would not install the new slim-line dish at my apartment.  Itís a long story.  My only real options were Comcast or Dish.  I am going to sample the services and quality of Comcast for one-year to see how I like it.  I should be picking up my DCT-6412 tomorrow.

Thanks in advance to Frank for all the work he has put into the board.

In most circumstances, I know the user guide by heart BEFORE I have an electronic device in my house.  This time, the decision to switch providers was made quickly.  That said, Iím sure Iíll be back frequently looking for help.

By the way, I found the board via a Google search for ďcomcast dvr.Ē

Joe


cool  My System: Comcast Motorola DCH-3416 HD-DVR (on a APC UPS), Samsung LN-T4065F LCD HD TV (on a APC voltage regulator), Sony DVD Recorder RDR-GX315, Yamaha HTR-5460 Home Theater unit, JBL satellites and sub

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#2 10-31-2007 7:38:03 AM

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Re: Newbie Signs On

Thanks for your kind words, and welcome!  Come for the DVR information, stay for everything else.

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#3 11-02-2007 12:20:39 AM

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Re: Newbie Signs On

Looks like I scored the DCH-3416 instead.

Here are a couple shots of the rear panel.  I'm using the HDMI port.

The back label - http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd236/josephezell/DSC00231.jpg
Inputs - http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd236/josephezell/DSC00234.jpg

Edited to re-add images

Last edited by HDJoe (11-07-2007 4:25:12 PM)


cool  My System: Comcast Motorola DCH-3416 HD-DVR (on a APC UPS), Samsung LN-T4065F LCD HD TV (on a APC voltage regulator), Sony DVD Recorder RDR-GX315, Yamaha HTR-5460 Home Theater unit, JBL satellites and sub

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#4 11-02-2007 1:28:44 AM

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Re: Newbie Signs On

I don't think they're allowed to issue the DCT's any more, since they have integrated decryption.

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#5 11-02-2007 9:01:02 AM

Bobby
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Re: Newbie Signs On

If a DCT has been issued to a subscriber they can still redeploy it.  It's only the brand new, never used, DCTs that can not be issued.

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#6 11-02-2007 10:35:19 AM

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Re: Newbie Signs On

Bobby wrote:

If a DCT has been issued to a subscriber they can still redeploy it.  It's only the brand new, never used, DCTs that can not be issued.

That's probably correct.  I've never figured out exactly what the rules are (after all, it's the FCC), but there has to be some reason Comcast gave me a DCT700 free for a year.  wink

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#7 11-02-2007 7:40:55 PM

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Re: Newbie Signs On

Bingo!!!

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