"great hdtv time shifter if you dont have sat/cable dvr"5.0 starson by bob1xxxx
Pros: Easy to use ,great menus does what its supposed to time shift hdtv programs for us folks with a new hdtv but no cable/sat company dvr. BTW the instant cake hard drive upgrade works great I have 1tb wd hd for 131 hours of hdtv recording.
Cons: wish there was not subscription fee like old school vcrs, but a years tivo subscription still cheaper than any cable/sat services so I can live with it
Summary: This is a great unit for us folks who want hdtv time shifting but dont have cable/sat company dvr. It works well although the firstime setup is a slow drag (btw hook up you tivo though dsl (cable or wireless) because it can take hours with phone lines. And everytime you unplug it the tivo goes though a god awful long start up sequence. Also if your not worried bout getting under the hood look and brain cooleys insider secrets at upgrading your tivo (if you ever built your own pc its a snap) I did and with in a hour I upgraded my tivohd with instant cake and 1tb western digital hd and now have a 131 hours hdtv storage. It does what it says it time shifts hdtv programs if you like me and only have OTA hdtv tivo hd rocks. If you have hd with your sat/cable provider get there dvr , but for my uses this is a great machine.