I just got an SA 8300HD. I found out that if you hold the "Select" button down for a couple seconds (until the mail icon starts flashing) and then hit the "Info" button you can get into a system status area.
1 - Are there any screens in that system status area that I can use to reliably confirm that my firewire (1394) ports are active?
2 - If I turn my computer off, plug in the firewire cable to the STB, and turn the computer back on, and plugreport always gives something like:
on both ports, does that mean that my firewire ports are not active? And is that process reliable enough to go ahead an call my cable company to complain, and file complaints with the FCC and attorney general, etc.?
Host Adapter 0
Node 0 GUID 0xf4bff0b7b7f0bff4
libiec61883 error: error reading oMPR
libiec61883 error: error reading iMPR