March 05, 2005

Motorola DCT 6412 from Comcast


Yesterday I received the Motorola DCT 6412 DVR from Comcast. I decided to wait few months until the fix the numerous problems people reported with them. Up until firmware version 9.15, people were complaining about numerous lock-ups while the box was recording.

This particular model has dual tuners, so you can watch a TV show while another one is recording, or you can record two TV shows at once. The recordings don't skip commercials, but I don't find this to be a major problem. It has 120Gb of hard-disk space, DVI and component video output, and digital optical audio output, plus USB and Firewire ports, and an Ethernet port which is apparently not used in the current box.

To determine the technical characteristics of the box, you have to tune the two tuners on the same channel, turn off the box, and immediately press the SELECT button on the box. On the TV connected to the box you'll see a menu with a lot of details for the box.

Posted by ovidiu at March 05, 2005 02:20 PM |
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