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STB Choice?

Copper Contributor
Copper Contributor
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎05-18-2011

STB Choice?

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When they did the Guide update a few days ago, my bedroom box (Motorola 7100-2) did not work.  I called, and they sent me another box (Motorola 7100-1).  Since then, the original box has started working.  


In spite of a similar model #, these boxes look totally different.   The 2 is black with no front display except for a power light indicator and is compact.  The 1 which is the replacement, is silver color and is full size.   


This is the 7100-1:


This is the 2:




Is there a feature difference, or any advantage to one of these boxes over the other?  Which one should I keep and which one should I send back?  I have this choice because the original one is working perfectly now. 

Gold Contributor VII Gold Contributor VII
Gold Contributor VII
Posts: 1,759
Registered: ‎05-22-2010

Re: STB Choice?

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The black 7100-2 is a newer model.  It is also greener using less power.  Its chips are a generation newer but mostly the same specs except power usage.

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