Summary: Once you have parted with your £££££s you will be delighted at such a bargain. Then you will get home and set it up - again you will be delighted because it is all so easy and simple. At the start everything will be cool and again you will congratulate yourself on a great purchase. But then you will start to notice things. It will miss the odd recording and you will ask yourself "was it me? Did I fail to schedule it". No, you didn't. It was the machine.
Pros: It is cheap
Cons: Every function in the software and unreliability
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS TERRIBLE PRODUCT - JUST DON'T Why would you listen to me? What do I know anyway? Well I am a long time hi if, home cinema, TV nut. Some 20 years or so. But I also run the largest number of consumer product testing labs in the UK. Including labs that test for Which magazine. This is without doubt one of the very worst PVRs I Have ever seen / used / owned - and I have seen hundreds. You will find it tapes what you want - sometimes. Sometimes not.
Summary: I've had two of these devices now, and each lasted approximately 11 months before going defunct. I appreciate I could just be unlucky, but TWO PVR's breaking down irreparably just on the limit of the 12 month guarantee??? Fortunately I keep the paperwork otherwise I'd be out-of-pocket. I'm not happy with this device for reliability.
Pros: It does what it says on the box - almost...
Cons: The fact that it doesn't seem to actually work without breaking down.