Pros It changes the way you watch TV
Cons Doesn't have 2 tuners
Summary I think this is a pretty decent DVR. I find that I have a hard time watching TV now without the DVR feature. If I can't rewind a bit that I might have missed, I get kinda bummed. I was actually at the movies a while back and almost asked my wife to rewind the movie, that's how acustomed I've become to it. The menus are pretty easy to get around in, and it works pretty realiably. The only drawback is the single tuner, but we got around that by getting 2 ($50 each) more put into the bedrooms, and can record whatever we want.
Pros Excellent features, much easier to use than VCR.
Cons Unit frequently loses the satellite signal for no apparent reason. This is the third unit and they've all had the same problem, even though the signal is strong coming into the unit. Tech support claims this is unusual but it's obvious that these units
Pros Has all the essential functions. No DVR fees required.
Cons Only one tuner. Software sometimes needs to be restarted -- probably due to MS components. Customer service great for me several times.
Pros Intuitive channel lineup, very clear picture, almost never down, good tech support.
Cons Customer service representatives (including their suppervisor) do not care about the customer. After years of service I have decided to switch back to cable because they do not want to upgrade my old PVR no matter what. Also, they do not keep track of
Pros Easy to get into the contract.
Cons Heavy handed billing tactics. I used an automated billing with my cc and when cc's were stolen old cards were terminated and new cc's were generated. Automated billing did not get up dated at Dish and they automatically dinged my credit report. A ding on