"Great product if it doesn't reboot/freeze up alot."4.5 starson by KDGG
Pros: Nice OTA DVR without subscription fee. High Definition recording and playback. Record 2 shows at once, pause live TV, etc....just like a DVR should. Good picture qualify and tuner reception.
Cons: Occasional reboots (3 times in 7 weeks so far).
Summary: I've really enjoyed this product alot. I've never had a DVR before so I guess I'm easily pleased. I enjoy having the capability of pausing live TV, recording 2 TV shows at the same time or watching one show and recording another at the same time. Another thing I've done alot is record 2 TV shows and watch a 3rd on my HDTV through it's own tuner. My DTVPal DVR has rebooted 3 times in 7 weeks. Actually it rebooted 2 times in the 1st 2 days and only 1 time in the following 6 1/2 weeks, so I guess I'm one of the lucky people who got a DTVPal DVR that doesn't have the constant reboot or freeze up problems that other people have reported. I don't have to pay a monthly fee like I would if I had the TIVO OTA HD DVR which is a definite plus. I've read that the DTVPal DVR is not as fancy as other DVR's but that is not really a big issue for me since I was mainly a VCR user before this....so this DVR is great for me. I've enjoyed it alot!
Anyway, if you're lucky to get one that doesn't have the reboot or freeze up issues, then it's a great product. Hopefully Dish Network will eventually fix those problems and put out a more stable product.