While the 8300HD is a serviceable unit, and outputs good-looking HD (all depending on the source material, of course), the interface is extremely bare-bones, lacking most of the features present in newer, more modern DVR devices. In fact, the look and feel of the interface hasn't changed in...Read the full review →
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I'm glad Rogers has been renting me this box "free" for a past few years, since I'd never pay the $400-600 CDN it would cost to buy it outright. While firmware updates have addressed the most egregious problems over the years, it's stll not entirely reliable at picking...Read the full review →
I am a Cablevision subscriber, and have had this box for half a year now. It works great for what it is supposed to do. This is my first DVR experience, and while not without problems, I never want to be without again. I have no problems with the box itself. Decent connections, decent set-up...Read the full review →
I have the 8300HD box. Was no tick for the HD version. But decent box.Read the full review →
Look, you may get this box from your provider, paying the $15 a month extra and saying "whee I can now skip ads with glee!" Please take note: it has 54 MB of RAM, and two 250 MHz processors. Your iPhone is more powerful than this damn box. Unlike this box though, your iPhone is actually...Read the full review →
This is one of the worst DVR's I have ever used. I have Charter as my cable TV provider and had to switch to this DVR after my Moxi DVR died.Read the full review →