"The DVR for now and the future, a very good investment."4.5 starson by sonyman1268
Pros: It's everything you need to control your HD programs, watch High Definition shows on your schedule.
Cons: TV Guide on Screen a little troublesome with some digital cable providers, no compoent in video.
Summary: I owned Tivo since it first hit the market and fell in love with it from day one. The only drawback was when I began to invest in HDTV's and not having the resources to enjoy my favorite recordings in HD. Sony has solved this problem plus more.
Fast forward, rewind, or pause HD with the push of a button. The remote is simple and not overwhelming, with very intuiative button placement for seamless intergration of thumb and machine. The cablecard interface allows for the convience of cable programming without the monthly fees of a set top box. There is a minimal charge for the cablecard though, contact your local cable company for availibity and pricing.
The only drawback in the beginning is the set up process, as it does take a while to get all your Tv listings broadcast over and analog channel. It requires the unit to be turned off for several hours to download data, leaving us electronic geeks salavating with anticipation to start recording our first HD recording.
You can't miss buying this unit now as it also records analog programming as well. So if you can find one get it, the holidays are coming soon and believe me when I say Santa will be busy delivering these high end units all winter long.