I'll take my last post in this thread back.
My dilemma... On my DCX3400 when recording SD and MPEG2 HD, the recordings will play, FF, REW, and delete just fine. MPEG4 channels are another story. Extremely choppy and nearly freezing when FFing or rewinding, then hit Play and I'm minute or so further than I should be. In short, I'm just better off not skipping the ads.
As for the deleting the recording part, if the current tuner is set to an MPEG4 channel and I delete an MPEG2 recording, the box is locked for a good 10 seconds before it continues on. Even the remote indicator on the front of the panel sticks on during this time. If the recording matches the current tuner as in MPEG2 Or MPEG4 - no problems.
Now, with the HD conversion to MPEG4 here in Timmins which is happening very soon, I'm worried that this DVR is going to be worthless.
Has anyone in a full MPEG4 environment had theses issues? My DCX3400 is connected to my TV via HDMI. The current software on the DCX is 78.54-a28p4.1005.r-6 and the firmware is 24.29. I'm curious if this is the same in other parts of their territory. I've power-cycled this thing numerous times, makes no difference. I have numerous recordings that I don't really want to lose but if I have to I will bring it in to get replaced. I just want to do in case this is "normal".