"Almost Perfect"5.0 starson by Chumley
Pros: Picture quality and ease of use
Cons: VCR is a little noisy when loading a tape
Summary: This is my second DVR and far better than the first one I owned. The picture quality in SP mode is fantastic. It makes the 80 gig Hard Drive about 3 times that size.
It is easy to use and edit with also.
I had NO trouble with the TV guide, it loaded right up on Comcast cable. There os no fan noise. It is a very quiet unit except when loading a VHS tape I hear a little clunking sound. I assume it is from the way the tape is loaded so when you are in fast forward or rewind the thing can do a whole tape in about 90 seconds. Very fast.
I really enjoy using this machine and can't think of any changes I would make.Updated
One thing I forgot to mention is that I have tried 3 different brands of DVD discs and had no trouble with any of them. All recorded perfectly at high speed.
The VCR section actualy makes my old tapes look better when recorded to disc than the original???
I dont know how they do it but there must be some internal signal boosting and noise reduction going on. I love it!
A great product at a very nice price point.