"Easiest DVR of all time"4.5 starson by all4opps
Pros: One touch recording right from the guide
Cons: No HD on a second set
Summary: This is the easiest DVR I've ever used and I've tried several. The menu's are simple, the picture is great, and you can set things once and never worry about it again. You can even set a timer for one of your favorite programs and set it to record all. It will then record the program even if it airs on another channel, without recording the same episode twice! The box will operate two televisions or one with PIP capabilities, and you can toggle between the two options. It records in HD and has external Hard Drive capabilities. The only drawback I can think of is that it does not broadcast to the second television in HD. Dish Network does not currently broadcast locals in HD in my market, but I called them to figure out how I could make that happen. I picked up a $40 antenna and ordered two $3 diplexers. The antenna mounts to the dish mounting on my roof (it's a ranch) and the diplexer allows you to combine the two signals so only one line is going into the house. Then the second diplexer goes on the inside and splits the signal back out to the two jacks on the box. Best part is that you can record three programs at once now. Two signals off the dish and one from the antenna!