"Excellent piece of equipment!"4.0 starson by DocMartigan
Pros: Ease of use, Good picture quality, dvd storage
Cons: misses out on some of TiVo's newest features.
Summary: I have had this set since it came out, and have been impressed the entire time.
The unit is great looking, a little bigger than most DVD players of the day, but compliments any HT well.
The DVD player I have never had a problem with, and looks great. The Tivo function is of course why I bought it, and has been one of the best investments I have made.
The DVD burning is great, although if you record an hour long show on high quality, you will have to split it up on two discs.
It is great for shows that might stack up too quickly (like ER, highlander etc come on twice a day... no way we can watch all that) We just burn them to dvd+r's and watch them when we have time.
It is also handy for favorites. My wife has on DVD many of her favorite American Idol performances, and I have my favorite episodes of battlestar galactica and family guy saved.
The biggest dissapointment for me, was when Tivo announced the "Tivo to go" feature. I was so excited that I was going to be able to download my Tivo programming on my PC. I went to the Tivo site, and learned that my version of the tivo (manufactured by a third party) could not use that feature. It makes me wonder what other features (like the rumored netflix/tivo partnership) I am going to miss out on because I bought a high end Tivo.