"The Best DVR"4.0 starson by dlmiley
Pros: Excellent Picture Quality and Ease of Use
Cons: Expensive to buy and operate, no TiVo-to-go
Summary: This is the cream of the crop. Tivo’s search capabilities have yet to be duplicated by anyone. And a recent new swivel search has added to those capabilities. The season pass feature is godsend to series fans as well as the dual tuner capability. The picture quality is the best I have seen from any DVR. And, of course, Tivo’s intuitive menus are the best I have seen. The remote is simple to use and handle. Those are the pro’s
Now on to the cons: unfortunately, there are a few. The number one complaint is that the unit is very expensive at $799.99. It is also expensive to operate as it requires 2 cable cards to get dual tuner capability (I think that an updated model doesn’t need this). Also, the cable cards are unidirectional, which means that on-demand content from your cable company cannot be accessed. Finally, the Tivo-to-go feature is disabled because of copyright worries and there is no i-link connection to connect to DVHS recorder.
To sum up, for those willing to pay a premium price for a DVR, this unit is the best money can buy (even with a few drawbacks).