"Not worth it."2.5 starson by paulimusmaximus
Pros: No Monthly fee. Great picture quality.
Cons: Forgets to record shows I tell it to. Buggy, very buggy.
Summary: I bought this because I was sick of paying for Comcast every month. With a DVR I can record more than enough shows from broadcast networks to watch throughout the day. I bought this unit over a Tivo because it requires no monthly fee. The picture quality of the unit is excellent. HD looks better on this that it did with Comcast. I like the 30 second commercial skip button that the remote has as well.
Now to the bad. It's kinda buggy. I had to unplug the ethernet cable, because after I had it for a few months, it started to always say ethernet connection detected, then ethernet connection not detected all the time when I was watching tv. Worse than that though is if you tell it to record a specific time every week, sometimes it remembers to keep taping the same thing every week, sometimes it totally forgets to record it, and more odd is sometimes it will record the channel you want for the amount of time you want, just at a way different time. Like maybe 4 hours earlier or something. So to get around that, you have to go to the guide every morning to record your shows for the day. I usually only record shows in prime time though, and unfortunately the guide usually only shows about 8 hours ahead of time, so I have to wait til the afternoon to tell it to record, and sometimes I'm not home, so I can't. That's the worst part about the unit.
Overall, I probably wouldn't have bought this unit again. It's nice for the small form factor, and nice remote, but I could have bought a PC with a video tuner card to use as a DVR for about the same price, and gotten the use of a whole computer plus tv on my television, rather than just a dvr.