"A solid performer for the price"4.0 starson by Jotas
Pros: Tivo interface, dual tuners, Dobly Digital output
Cons: No HD support, no component outputs, small hard drive space
Summary: This was my first jump at Tivo and at an all in one receiver for my DirecTV service. I initially was hesitant at purchasing any device that had "Tivo" on it because of my concerns with privacy issues.
After my VCR broke down I finally caved in and wow am I glad I did. This is a great unit to start off with. It has dual tuners which buffer two shows at once and you can easily and quickly switch between to recording shows at once with a click of one button on the remote.
The dual tuner is a must and from what I have read with DirecTV's R15, this feature alone with switching between to live recordings is either impossible or not easy to do.
I have also tested this out on Comcast's 8300HD receiver and again you can't seem to do what this Tivo enabled unit can do. The only negative comments I have to say about this device is that it does not support HD recordings (which is understandable for the price) but it would've been nice for it to at least have component outputs.
Also the hard drive is a bit small, but it does record tons of shows/programs. Overall you can't go wrong with the price with this unit! Pick up while it last since it's being phased out. This is the last unit with the Tivo interface for DirecTV.