Originally Posted by eea123
Sort of a disappointing read.
LOL, I guess it is kind of a downer, isn't it?
I think that's pretty much what this section is just about down to, other than buyers and sellers and repair information.
In my case, I guess I'd be a little more sad about it if 1) I actually used the thing on any regular basis - which I don't and 2) if I hadn't gotten a good 7 years or so out of it and 3) if the service to keep it running wasn't $10 a month extra on my bill.
For years, it served me well as my only DVR before I upgraded to HD. After I got my HR21, it served me well through the early buggy year or so by being a backup to it. While I had to occasionally watch a show in SD on the UTV, it never missed a beat when the HD DVR went through a time when it didn't always reliably record. Further, prior to a few of my favorite channels going HD, it was nice to record those shows to the UTV to save space on the relatively small HD hard drive.
Then things changed. The HR series software really stepped up and really tightened up. Missed recordings were a thing of the past. The interface got smoother and (dare I say) more like what I liked about the UTV. 98% of the channels I watch are in HD now. Finally, a bad event became a good one when the drive in the HD DVR failed and I swapped it out with a 1TB unit, making space a non-issue.
The way I see it is, I've spent a lot more money on technology that I've gotten less value out of. I paid $90 for this on sale.
I think I've gotten my money's worth if I can't get it running again.