I prime the port twice an hour if nothing is recording from the box, and get very reliable recordings from known good channels.
Without priming it would get mostly failures when recording.
However the 5C flag has been on in the past and maybe in the future.
For about a year or so, Myth TV worked amazingly well for me under Fedora 4 using the Firewire on my DCT-6200. It seems that they introduced a firmware update (I don't remember the version number) that broke it for me.
I called Comcast and they send a fellow over and he replaced it.
The model he brought LOOKED identical on the outside and the software UI is identical as well.
When we brought HD (High Definition) TV into the house, we wanted to keep it simple.
Sure, there's Direct TV HD and there's over-the-air HD and the Windows Media Center, but the absolute simplest thing we could get was HD through our local Comcast cable. We want HD and we want a DVR/PVR (Digital Video Recorder.) We just can't live without "Tivo"-like functionality.It's not 16:9 at all, they're applying some kind of fish-eye stretchy filter. UPDATE: Interesting, according to the Wikipedia on the Motorola 6412, I've received a "6412 Phase III," the latest one.It has 12.x firmware, not the 9.x firmware and has better analog picture quality.Hi All, What is the best way to capture video/audio using the Motorola DCT6416 III device?I some sports games, that were recorded on my DVR, that I would like to play back on my computer and capture/convert to AVI. I believe there is a HDMI port on this device, buy I'm not familiar with converting HDMI to firewire. Hello, sorry to revive an old post but I was wondering if anybody could elaborate on this a bit.Note: With the availability of Cable Card tuners in the US, most users will likely want to choose that route instead of Firewire for direct capture.