"Wonderful Appliance for OTA Recording!"4.0 starson by LarsTomasson
Pros: works pretty much flawlessly to record OTA shows. Wonderful interface. My wife thinks it is great also. Works to stream Netflix movies.
Cons: stock hard drive is too small. Requires a subscription to use. Ad's are annoying, but are easy to ignore. No way to tell how much of the disk you are using. Is an electricity hog since it is on at all times. Occasionaly the TV guide is wrong.
Summary: The fact is that over the air (OTA) digital broadcasts are better quality than cable and satellite broadcasts. If you want to time shift/record OTA then there are few choices. Luckily the Tivo HD is a great product at a great price. I swapped out the small 160GB HD for a 1TB drive for about $100 and shelled out $400 for the Tivo lifetime membership, which goes with the machine if I decide to sell, so I reccomend lifetime rather than trowing away money. There are used Sony DVR's out there that don't require a subscription, but for what they sell for, you can buy a lifetime Tivo membership. I am a netflix member and like being able to stream movies to my TV. To do this you will need a fast internet conection that can sustain at least 4Mb/s.