"TV Quality better than I expected"4.0 starson by valdsmt
Pros: Replay as you're watching
Cons: Momentary black screen between channels while surfing channels
Summary: I think I ran into the same problem as the guy who gave a rating of 2. He complained of video quality in real time playback. I had the same problem, almost the exact issues he described. And I thought I was done for. But I called Tivo support and found out what I did wrong was to use a coax connector on the tivo out and red/white/yellow connector to the TV. That caused the problem. I switched to the cables Tivo supplied, red/white/yellow connectors on both ends. And that solved the problem beautifully. Good thing I called because I was ready to return the thing.
The issue with channel surfing is indeed a bit of a problem. But again, the 2.0 rating guy was seeing the default, with the big info box that shows when you switch to a new channel. The Tivo support guy said to hit the right arrow key till til got a red blue button that just shows the channel I surfed to. That wasn't as annoying to see.
But the black screen each time I switch channels is something the Tivo support guy said is something that I'd have to live with. Not too bad a tradeoff for all the great Tivo benefits. I'm actually amazed how good the tv quality is, both playback and real time.