Excerpt: Next to Tivo this is second best. I love the interface, and best of all, it came free with my Dish subscription. The heat sensor has failed on it at this point, so once the fans spin up all the way, they stay on high - only fix is to unplug it.
Pros: -Great picture quality. -High DVR capacity. -Can pause Live TV on 2 televisions if you aren't recording anything. (Wait... That's actually a "Con", in my book.)
Cons: -Can't watch live TV while recording. -Changing channels is very slow. -Rewind and Fast Forward speeds are very inconsistent, easy to overshoot. -Menu is not intuitive; particularly with regard to Timers. -Software is a bit buggy and clunky.