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Authored by: EatingPie on Apr 29, '06 06:49:59AM

The 8300HD has a firewire port, but it is not enabled. That is the root of all your problems. This is a HUGE bummer because you can't mix a HD-DVR and HD recording unless you get 2 boxes... and TWC has an stupidly expensive extra charge for two boxes,

For recording, your best bet is the 8250HD as previously noted, and at this point in time TWC SHOULD know about the FCC regulation requiring a firewire-enabled STB.

Unfortunately, it may not be worth it to switch cable boxes. Most TWC in the US encrypt everything except local channels (encrypting locals is illegal). SO if you want to dump HBO-HD or HDNet Movies to your Mac, it's most likely that you won't be able to (you can only record "in the clear" channels to your computer).

-Pie

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