"Replay 5504"4.0 starson by gary935
Pros: Good Menu, Easy to learn, Remote Control-Hook up
Cons: Tivo has a better menu, Bulk
Summary: I actually have this unit, and prior had a Tivo whose internal modem died after 4 months. I have had no problems with this unit (Over 2 years now) and the quality and realibility has been more then what I expected.
I have never missed a show unless it was user error. My wife loves the unit because it is easy to use and it has never missed any of her shows.
One thing to know is that we switch our phone service to Vonage andd this unit does not work with Vonage. It does not recognize for some reason the dial tone on Vonage. Luckliy I was able to hook it up with an Ethernet cable which makes the updating time go from 15 minutes to 2 minutes or less.
It blends in well with my Home Theatre system and sounds great. Unit is a little bulky though.
The menu is easy to use, but Tivo is slightly better. Overall it works as advertise. I just wish the monthly fee was less. $ 12.95 and you must pay or this becomes an expensive doorstop.