- (November 02, 2005) The fact is if you want to record HDTV over-the-air (OTA) this IS your only option (the LG recorder is a serious problem child). What's even better is that you can now do it (even though you practically need a second mortgage). This Sony recorder lives up to Sony technology. It has been running essentially problem free for a little over a week. Positives: Recording HDTV is fantastic and this model Sony provides just as good resolution as the originial broadcast. Those with very large screens may notice a slight difference but I have not been able to pick out a recorded program from a live one. The best part of the recorder is I can receive HD channels and a program guide
- (March 21, 2005) When you consider what this box is designed to do, it does it very well...In fact, BETTER than anything else on the market. Anyone who spends time with it and doesn't give an unqualified 5-star rating is either out of their league with this technology or is just one of those who is never satified with anything! There are (unpublished) incentives for existing DirecTV customers to go HD-DVR, but you have to talk to the right people - Customer Retention. If you're a good customer (never late pay, long-term, good history), then you should get a $250 CREDIT on your account once you buy and activate the unit, free or discounted dish upgrade & professional installation, 3 to 6 months free HD progra
- (June 03, 2005) I received my TiVo Series 2 (80-hour) last Christmas, and once I familiarized myself with the controls, it has been an awesome addition to my entertainment setup. If you're familiar with basic TV/audio-visual technologies, setting the TiVo up should be a breeze. For me, I did have to take some time to make sure I would be recording and viewing with the best picture and sound. Which meant: figuring out the proper S-Video, cable and RCA ins and outs. The menus are simply and very user-friendly. TiVo seems designed to make sense to the average user, and at adequate all-around quality levels for the more demanding audio-video geeks (meant in a nice way, since I'm one of them). The i
- (09/10/2013) I use the EyeTV to record sporting events to my Mac for personal storage as well as video editing and highlight compilations and let me just say, it's the PERFECT product for what I do. Being able to schedule recordings and convert the DVR recordings to files on my computer is all I've ever wanted out of a DVR device! I would say the only challenge with the device is the fact that it has to be in close proximity to the computer in order for the recording process to work properly. It would be much easier if there were a wireless interface in some fashion. But that isn't anything a few cable extensions can't fix! I love this device, I can't imagine using anything else.
- (10/12/2012) Well, we received a new DVR (different serial number) on October 11th to replace the original defective unit (see my previous post). This one, just like the original was also poorly packaged (insufficient cushioning). Anyway, hooked it up and had the same error for a defective hard drive. I assume that Lorex tests these hard drives before they ship? So... two in a row. Returned the DVR to our local Home Deport for a refund. Unbelievable!
- (10/09/2012) We purchased the Lorex Edge to replace an older Lorex DVR that had given up on us (it provided many years of mostly trouble free service). Upon installation of the Edge, we could not get the unit to recognize the hard drive. Called Lorex support, who then determined that the hard drive was defective and issues a return authorization. We rely on this DVR system for our business, and so shipped the DVR via air on our UPS account ($43) in an attempt to speed up the process. Lorex received the DVR on the 26th of September. On the 3rd of October, I email Lorex asking for status, and was told that the unit would ship shortly and that I would be provided tracking. Today is the 9th, and no word yet from them. Perhaps I should have simply returned the unit and purchased a different one! In any event, I can't provide a better rating due to the poor performance of their support/warranty group.