"Nice concept however EXTREMELY lacking in actualization"1.5 starson by savvypurchaser
Pros: No ongoing fees. Simultaneous dual-channel recording.
Cons: -Expensive - Remote Control Only - Missing Recordings - Poor Dual Channel Functionality - Suffers Frequent System Locks - Explicit Statement on Channel Master Support Page this Model is Final Sale (Company Aware that system is Plagued w/ Problems)
Summary: This is an Expensive waste of money! System recurrently locks, cannot be controlled by remote. (Unfortunately there are no controls on the unit so it can ONLY be remotely controlled.)... Must remove/restore power to recover or wait until system auto reboots. If watching live tv on delay (live tv pause) channel will automatically change when a recorded show begins on another channel, forcing loss of interim show time on viewing channel. Worst of all, frequently shows appear as Completed but never show in the My Recording list, so shows are completely missed. Or other times appear as skipped. Channel Master won't even stand behind the workmanship in this model as expressed on their support page.