When the Mahanoy system was intergrated into SECV I ended up with the Pace RNG200. I had the two different Motorola DCX3400s before the Pace and the Pace beats them hands down. I can honestly say that the Pace is the best cable DVR so far.
It is a lot smaller and faster than previous boxes. Has a 2.5 inch 5200 RPM 500GB WD Sata HDD. External power supply. It evens outputs RGB Video levels to my Kuro. With SECV, the eSata port is live so you can hook up an external hard drive.
Here is the specifications for the Pace RNG200:
Here is the owners manual for the Pace RNG200:
Page 12 shows how to hook up an external drive. Also you use the same procedure to enter the user settings menu as you would use with Motorolas. Press cable, power, and then menu on your remote.
The Pace also has the best diagnostics menu I have ever seen on any cable box. You press cable, power, and ok/select on your remote to enter diagnostics and then use the scroll pad to move around the menus.
Other Pace links:
SECV is also using new remotes:
The M3 button is 30 second skip forward. The counterclockwise arrow button is 15 second skip backward. The page up and down button is the 5 minute forward and back. You can even use the scroll buttons to move forward and back and also pause and play recordings.
Here is the next box that is coming from Pace:
As you can see Pace teamed up with Tivo and the box will have six tuners. I hope SECV gets these as I will be willing to give the XG1 a try.