said by SpHeRe31459:The limiting factor is Moto and Comcast being too cheap to put a small flash chip in the boxes to cache the guide data. Or just use a small bit of the HD space fer cryin' out loud.
Yep put it on a UPS, lots of people do it for that very reason.
And sadly newer boxes do not change how fast the guide reloads, because it's not a function of the box per-say, the limiting factor is how Comcast sends the guide data over the cable network. It's sent in trickles over the out-of-band (OOB) stream which is a tiny little piece of bandwidth. It's a very "legacy" and lowest common denominator way to do the guide data, for old SD boxes that cannot do any other way.