"Over Priced; Inflated Capacity; Unreliable Programming"1.5 starson by PoorPurr
Pros: Excellent HD Quality recordings with high quality sound and picture. Records original show as transmitted by network. HDMI output to connect to HDTV or Receiver.
Cons: OVERPRICED: Originally sold by Dish @ $249.00 now inflated $349.00. Skips & Drops program recordings. Randomly reboots while recording/playing. Out of space message w/ 2 hours 9 min HD remaining, forcing auto reboot dropping all protection flags.
Summary: Great picture and sound quality. Have 2 units set to record same shows, as units are unreliable, forcing one to have a back up unit available for those times when it skips or drops planned recordings. Extremely over priced but does what it claims most of the time, if you exclude the skipped and dropped recordings along with the random reboots and fraudulent capacity claims. When "Hard Drive Full" message appears, unit will auto reboot even if you delete saved recordings freeing up space. Fixed recording quality set by broadcast transmission. You are unable to record HD show at SD quality to save space.