"Great replacement for my VCR."5.0 starson by tonymich2009
Pros: Easy set up. Only took about a few minutes and I was recording. Upgradable hard drive. Uses PSIP for program guide. DON'T NEED TVGOS. Dual tuners. Record two things at the same time.
Cons: Not really a problem for me but I wonder why they didn't make it at least cable ready. Maybe because it's made by Dish Network. That might explain that.
Summary: I needed a DVR that didn't really need the TVGOS to set the time and date and record on time. There is no TVGOS available where I live. PSIP does the job. I only get about 24 hours of guide but I don't care. Dual tuners allowed me to record two things at the same time. I get everything OTA. It would have been nice if it would have been able to handle cable tv but that would have only tempted me to order cable and I don't want to do that. The idea of FREE TV is what it's all about and I get over 20 channels OTA and that's all I need. I could get more if I want to rotate the antenna. I have the latest firmware and have had no problems. Great box for us who are simple and don't want to pay for TV. $250 is half the price of my first VCR. Yeah, I'm that old. Had black and white TV too. Had to get up to change the channel. ENOUGH. Oh yeah, after the 90 day warranty, I'll open it up and put in a bigger hard drive for less than $100. That's a big plus with this box.