Pros All the convenience you've come to expect from a TiVo with an integrated DVD burner. The TiVo-style menus on the burned DVDs are great.
Cons Inability to edit video before writing it to DVD. Only half the storage compared with other TiVos. I bought this unit because my TiVo series 2 was full and I wanted to use the Home Media Option to trasfer programs to the Humax and write them to DVD. Th
Pros its a good product i found the audio setings to change to dolby digital and dts
Cons less than great video quality when compared to straight cable vs. tivo...also changes HD shows to 16:9 when i could watch it in fullscreen and then the quaility is definately not HD
Summary i had originally written a review about all the goodness and not so goodness of the humax, but my main problem was the audio signal, originally wasnt getting Dolby Digital or DTS...well i found the how to fix that...in the Messages&Setup screen go to audio in here you need to change from PCM to the other and in the DVD section "off" is selected switch to "on"...hope that helps..njoy
"Love my TiVo!!"on by shivrs2000
Pros Easy hookup, had just one problem with the cable line. Love the picture quality. Love the Tivo with the easy recording of programs. It's "Great"! Tech support was the bomb!
Cons None so far. TiVo service could be cheaper.
Summary I'd recommend the Tivo to anybody. It beats recording to VHS. Now I record everything and anything and I love the instant playback that you just can't get on a VHS. Thanks Cnet for your recommendations and ratings of this product because that's what helped me make my decision.
Pros Purchased the day before yesterday for $349 after rebate, purchased 300gb HD $159 after rebate, purchased Instantbake $19 (dload over internet). Upgraded today (piece of cake) now I have a 300gb Tivo with DVD Burn capabilities. Used the old 80gb HD for
Cons Spoiled by DVD's and HDTV but with the extra space I record only at the highest resolution.
Pros The concept of DVD recorder connected to Tivo is excellent. But, it remains just a concept if the product is unreliable.
Cons Product reliability is terrible!
Summary We have had three recorders in the past year and it looks like we are going to be getting a fourth from Humax's customer service. This is a great concept, but the machine is not very robust. Perhaps Humax has squandered an opportunity to become the de facto standard with it's Tivo connection and the easy user interface, by providing a below standard product. From the reviews, it sounds as if everyone likes the potential of the product, but not the product itself. There has to be a better product out there, and we will keep looking.