"Made me forget my VCR"4.5 starson by systemBuilder
Pros: Free with our service, works well
Cons: Sometimes difficult to "record series"
Summary: We have a newer device, it stores about 200 hours of TV material. You can search for a TV show and "record series" and it will pull down 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or all episodes of a TV series. From a convenient "List" key on the remote, you can scroll through recorded shows and it highlights ones you haven't seen before, in a 2-level menu (show name, episode names when you click on the show name.)
All in all, it's a very competant DVR and the price we paid (free with our service) means that we're very satisfied with this DVR.
It implements PIP so that you can watch and hear a show in the upper right corner while you program the DVR - a big advantage, imho, as we have an older TV.
You can double click on the '-' key to delete shows, a useful shortcut.
Would give it 10 stars, but a few features seem missing, like easy access to the show recording prioritizer, a 1-button access to the guide (currently its 2-buttons), and a fast way to 'goto' a particular page of the guide (currently can only scroll up/down by 8 channels, there is a need for 40 or 80 channel up/down scrolling.)