I'm new here and am looking for some advice. I want to rid myself of the two rented ($40/mo) DVR's that my CC (Charter) has provided me with to lower my monthly bill. Also, nothing really special about the SA 8300HD DVR. I know that Slingbox products are not DVR's, but may be an integral part of my setup. I do not own anything from SlingBox yet, but considering the Pro HD if it fits the bill.
I'm also considering a Moxi 3 tuner as my DVR. I like what it has to offer and as far as I know is the only DVR supported by my CC besides TIVO, which is a payed service and defeats part of the reason I want to get rid of my current DVR's. I called my CC today and they said that they'd only have to charge me $2/mo for the card that would go into the Moxi.
I know that I'll be spending a few bucks up front, but I like the idea of ownership rather than wasting my money on rentals.
My current setup is this:
Family room: SA 8300HD DVR connected to a Philips 47" LCD about a year and a half old which is connected to a DVD player and a Wii. HDMI is supported as well as Composite, Component and S-Vid.
My bedroom: SA 8300HD DVR connected to a Philips 47" LCD about a year and a half old which is connected to a Mac Mini HTPC which has an external HDD for media storage.
Both setups above have a simple 2 speaker Bose speaker system which I will improve later next year. The family room setup is used mainly for my kids that are under 10, so I don't need to be spending any money that I don't have to here. Just a simple DVR would do. In either case I'd like everything to keep HD support.
I'd also like to be able to watch TV on my iPod or a future iPad while in bed and not waking the wife or out in the back yard or even on the road.
My first question is will the Moxi play nice with the Pro HD?
Can I do with just one DVR (Moxi) and share to the other TV via Pro HD? Is there something I'm missing here?
As far as the other TV, will there be any noticeable buffering?
Is there anything else that will improve what I'm expecting?
Better setup and less costly?
Thanks for any help or advice. I'm really open to anything.