"Frustrating..."1.5 starson by mbenge
Pros: It's a DVR! Nice to have two different guide views; Nice, sleek box.
Cons: Reception of thr remote signal becomes worse and worse. All the menus' print is too small for any TV smaller than a 32'!
Summary: Direct TV has sent me two replacement Units. I am on my third. They all work great to begin with. I've asked Direct TV to send me one of their other brands, but somehow the "luck of the draw" manages to give me the same reciever. The last two exhibited the same problems. The longer I have the unit the less it picks up the remote signals. I've found the trick is once it begins refusing to follow remote commands is to stop trying for about 2 minutes and try again. Then it works. As you can imagine, this is quite frustating when onw would like to change the channel, pick a program to record, read the guide, or do anything involving the remote control. Repalcing the batteries does not help, and it has nothing to do obstruction between the receiver and remote.