"This receiver is an excellent choice for movie lovers."3.0 starson by vlcosner
Pros: A full featured receiver that delivers all that's promised. Easy to use and I like that you can connect an external hard drive to extend your recording capacity indefinately. It accepted my two terabyte box. You can order PPV using your remote..
Cons: Dish Network sent me four of them before I got one that didn't have a hard drive or internet connection failure within two months.
Summary: I like this receiver because you can record tons of movies, documentaries, etc. that are easily found for replay with a library you set up to meet your personal style. It allows you to direct your recordings to either its built in large capacity hard drive or an extemely high capacity external hard drive you provide. Ordering a PPV with your remote is a snap with just an internet connection to the back of the receiver and I think the HD quality is superior to a cable box. HD for free is another big plus.