I got my external drive hooked via esata and it is working fine. Just hooked it up one day, everything was powered on at the time, and it reformatted and was ready to go. Get all the 0% usage issues but that doesn't both me.Unlike some I looked out and had a knowledgeable tech.
eSATA is officailly supported on these boxes DCX3400 series. Supports up to 1 TB. One must call cable tech support to have them initiate the box. The HDD wil be formatted for the OS used by the box. Once initiated you can record to the external drive. Why use eSATA drive? If anything goes wrong with the DCX3400 and needs to be swapped out, you still have your recorded shows.
One person in BC using external drive and three in Halifax that he was aware of.
Box supports 1080p, only available 1080p content at this time is through VOD.
My box is still not up and running not all channels coming through. Service call sceduled, I'll call them tomorrow and see about the validaor signal.
Anybody know if the PC can read the files on the formatted external drive.
The DVR with Firewire came off as .ts files.
Tech also told me about their new wireless modem N support and Gigabyte Lan.
Can anyone confirm that the Shaw boxes do indeed work with Eastlink? I know not all cable company boxes are compatible with other systems, even if the model is the same. The 3400 is a decent price compared to the Eastlink DCT-6416.K1ck said:BestBuy has the 500GB Shaw version of the DCX3400 available for purchase.
Can anyone comment if this Shaw model is the same spec, aside from the larger hard drive as the DCX3400-M being handed out by Eastlink? Thinking of picking up this unit from bestbuy and provisioning it for Eastlink service. So tiered of paying $15/mth rental.
Thank you so much!!hit menu, menu then go down to setup and cable box. First setting in the list is the front panel display setting...clock or channel. Enjoy!
Anyone have any luck with this? I can't get it to work on mine.I'm pretty sure we used these ones.
Add 30-Second Skip
[B]Add 30-Second Skip[/B] The following technique can be used to map an unused or unneeded button on the "silver" remote to the 30-second skip command. Current versions of the i-Guide software will skip forward 30 seconds into a recording when this command is sent. A good choice is the 'A / Lock' button since many users don't need that function; you can feel both the '15-second-back' and '30-second-skip' buttons with one finger and move between them without looking. Another option is to reprogram the '15-second back' button, since PgDn already provides that functionality. Some users have found, however, that double-clicking the play button results in a 30-second skip forward.[LIST=1] [*]Press the "Cable" button at the top of the remote to put it into Cable Box control mode. [*]Press and hold the "Setup" button until the "Cable" button blinks twice. [*]Type in the code 994. The "Cable" button will blink twice. [*]Press (do not hold) the "Setup" button. [*]Type in the code 00173. [*]Press whatever button you want to map the 30-second skip command to (ex: A / Lock). The "Cable" button will blink twice if successful. [/LIST]
I added this just after I got my new box. Worked first time and has worked well since. I mapped it to the "D" key and I am very pleased with it.Anyone have any luck with this? I can't get it to work on mine.
Anyone have the 30 second skip working? Would very much appreciate some info. Thanks!