D-Day -5

I swapped the SD cable box for a HD DVR yesterday. Fortunate for me, there is a Time Warner service centre just two blocks from my office. My colleague told me that it would probably take an hour or over to get it swap since there is always a long queue (lines for you American 🙂 ). So I left for lunch early at 11:30 am to try to beat the rush hour. When I got there, there are only a few people waiting in the queue so I got it all swapped in under 30 minutes!

Time Warner gives me the latest model they have which is the Scientific Atlanta 8300HD. It has dual tuners, HDMI, and get this, even optical audio output in addition to coaxial digital output! Oh and it also has a SATA connector so, in theory, I can plug in extra hard disks to expand the DVR storage. Not sure whether Time Warner has enabled it so I’ll have to check it out.

As for the TV itself, it is taking a rather long route from the warehouse to my apartment. From the tracking page, here are the cities it has visited thus far:

  1. Ontario, OR
  2. Salt Lake City, UT
  3. Wyoming, WY
  4. Omaha, NE
  5. Springfield, IL

Now it is heading towards Dayton, OH en route to Carlisle, PA. WTF?! I am sure there are more places it would visit between Dayton and Carlisle, not to mention it has to get to New York eventually. I really should create a map of the route through all these cities and post it.

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