"Humming along on the new firmware"4.0 starson by David Richard
Pros: Meets the WAF (wife acceptance factor):
- over-the-air DVR
- stream to roku
Does what I need:
- upgrades are no hassle (compared to HTPC)
- low start up cost and monthly (compared to TIVO)
Cons: Drive is formatted with JFS instead of NTFS. Makes it hard to upgrade drives unless you have a linux system. So start with a bigger drive than you think you'll need to buy time until they provide a process for migrating content between drives.
Summary: They've resolved the issues my wife and I had with the initial release. If you're still on the fence go to user forum (search on simple.tv satisfaction) to see if there's anything that would be impacting to you.
The future looks bright for this little box.