I just found out about this as well. I took the plunge with the $9.99 April special.
I'm now on day 3. Thought so far:
- Much, much prettier than the standard view
- Something I could never get WMC to do: group by show with newest recordings 1st. Very happy RTVHD does this.
- Crashed once. So far, just once.
- I could see the favorites becoming a great feature
- Still undecided about the commercial skip indicators. It's nice to see, but
a) I wish it wasn't blood red. Perhaps a more subtle color yet still visible?
b) The slight flicker to your MC background is somewhat annoying. Not a dealbreaker, but reminds you this is a hack and not a feature, per se.
- As someone else mentioned, for those shows w/o a background, it's unfortunate how bare the screen is (list view). I know you can add your own backdrops, but I wish there was some default picture rather than nothing. Sort of like a website's 404 error. Custom messages are less disruptive than the stock browser error.
- Changing the Recorded TV button worked fine for me.
If the app weren't on sale for $9.99, I probably wouldn't have done it. But I did, so far I'm pretty happy with it.