Wednesday, January 16, 2008

New Theory on Time-Warner Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300 HD-DVR Problems

Someone left a comment on my post about the problems we've been having with the Time-Warner Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300 HD-DVR box.

Now this person claims to have been a "cable guy" for years and says that the symptoms we've been having - mostly the lag and the frequent reboots - are attributable to there being no "two-way" - in other words that the cable C.O. can't hear my box.

This person seems to be proposing that the cabling within the house needs replaced.

Interesting idea - and it may have some merit.

However - as problematic as they can be on other issues, Time-Warner's system has been interactive since it first came into town in the early 1980's. RoadRunner, for the most part, has worked absolutely perfectly. In fact, at this very moment, a SpeedTest.Net run over to PowerNet Global shows a download speed of 8643 kb/s and and upload speed of 721 kb/s.

Sounds like the cable C.O. can hear us alright.

Add to that the fact that the "old" HD-DVR worked FINE.

No ... there's just something flaky about these new "OCAP" boxes.

And/or maybe the fellow is onto something ... maybe it's not so much that the C.O. can't hear the box, but maybe the servers are somehow not responding in a timely fashion on their end ...



At January 16, 2008 at 5:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say let'em crash! They bought thier tickets!


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