- Pause live TV for up to 1 hour without missing a minute
- Use instant replay any time you want
- Watch two programs at the same time with the Picture-in-Picture feature on any TV you have
- Record up to two live programs while watching a third program you recorded earlier
- Front Composite Audio/Video Inputs supports interconnection to home consumer devices such as VCRs, camcorders, or digital cameras for video and audio pass-through to the TV
Scientific Atlanta Hdtv Cable Explorer 8300hdc
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- HDMI 1.0 Digital Audio Video Output with HDCP Copy Protection
- Analog Component HDTV Outputs YPbPr for quick & easy connection to most HDTV sets
- Digital Audio Outputs for digital interconnection with surround sound receivers
- 160GB internal hard drive allows recording and storage of up to 90 hours of SD or 20 hours of HD programming
- You must verify with your cable provider if this unit is supported in your area
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I had three of these in three years. Each had an awful fan whine and endless annoying reboots and corruption and mangled recordings. It simply cannot handle the job, even if it weren't made so poorly. Finally, I insisted on getting a Samsung SMT-H3727 box Time Warner (*spit*) also offers. It's not much better, but I'd give that one a solid "D" compared to this one's "F."
Even if Time Warner's firmware was NOT a pathetic joke (and it is, along with the rest of that company) this box would *still* be awful. It's agonizingly slow - every... single... button... press... takes... an... eternity.... and it stores a whopping 20 shows in Time Warner's crappy half-HD (1080i). It's even ugly, to boot!
If you have one of these, take a bat to it, Office Space style. Then call Dish or DirecTV or ATT or some other less wretched provider and escape your cable purgatory.
Box needs to be rebooted every couple days...if not more frequently (reboot requires 5-10 minutes), channels drop in and out, and it's very slow to respond to user input. Lived with two of these in the house - both behaved similarly poorly so it wasn't a fluke.
Of note, the guy who came to install the last one apologized in advance that all he had to give us was another SA box that he knew was a POS. Great company to put decent people into the position of installing known junk. Shame on both TWC and SA (does Cisco still own them?).
This is the best argument ever for stopping cable monopoly - call your congressman.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Does not pick up all HD stations. Not designed for two way switch signalPublished 9 months ago by Scott Weinfeld
i have had this thing for 2 years, a friend gave it to me; and it did not record at all when i got it. i just got used to it, and basically just used it as a convertor. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Marc C. Nadeau
Big piece of crap.
Constantly freezing, can't even get it to display a picture half the time.
I don't know what they did with this release, but it is incredibly laggy.
Wow, don't understand all the bad reviews for this box. This was delivered by TW a few years ago and has worked just fine. Read morePublished on November 30, 2013 by jpbmass
I hate Scientific Atlanta products. I am a captive of TW and am stuck with their crappy DVRs. I am considering changing to AT&T just to get a better DVR. Read morePublished on November 24, 2012 by dalevine
Be very cautious. I do not think you can buy one of these and expect it to work unless you have the card that corresponds to your cable company. Read morePublished on April 17, 2011 by Bulldog73