"I love this thing!"4.5 starson by iceondsom
Pros: Intuitive menus, huge hard drive, very responsive, wide screen EPG, 10 day searchable EPG, "Single Mode" is fantastic
Cons: They could dress up the look of the menus and EPG although they are very functional
Summary: My girlfriend lives in an apartment building and is thus relegated to cable. She has the cable DVR and I can't begin to explain how inferior the cable DVR is to my 722! The hard drive is limited, there is no widescreen EPG, and it is very sluggish to respond to remote control commands. Worst of all the cable DVR does not have a 30 second skip forward button. The 30 second skip forward button on my 722 is perfect for zapping commercials. It beats the heck out of fast forwarding and then overshooting.
I have not tried a Tivo box to make a comparison to that. I went with Dish's 722 because it got such good reviews and it was a free upgrade. I don't regret my decision!