I live in a "new" development and long story short, the management decides what services we are allowed to have. They won't let the local cable company in and they contracted, when the complex was built, to have DirecTV dishes installed and wired on the roofs. As part of the bylaws, you must use these dishes (by leasing them from a company for $10/month). You cannot install dishes on your balcony, out a window, etc.
Anyway, they are relunctant or slow in signging a new contract to get HD dishes installed and thus, I am stuck with SD DTV. I am using an old D10 box. I can't take advantage or any of the deals you see at Radio Shack or anything like with the free HD DVR's, multiple rooms, etc.
Anyway, long story short, I have read that the latest SD DTV PVR R16 is problematic and is being phased out. I am currently using a 5000 series ReplayTV and while that's cool, it's not really linked to my guide and cannot do live tv + recording at the same time.
I see R16's on ebay for $80. Would it make sense for me to get one, replacing my current D10 and ReplayTV? Or should I wait, perhaps for a better SD DirecTV PVR? I have no hopes of my apartment upgrading to HD.
Thanks for your help.