Yeah there are PVR quirks. I now use a HDHomeRun Dual as my primary recorder and it seems to be much more solid. Less than $100 for two tuners but you also need a windows PC to record and view. I happen to have a relatively unused netbook that I dedicate to the HDHR. A nice product.
I have the PVRs set up as backup recorders on another antenna (I need two tuners). I live within tall trees and the signal is good quality on one part of the roof one day and another part the other.... and it varies by channel. The channel I like is a challenge. One or the other antenna typically has a good enough signal, however.
Aside from the signal issue, the transmitter can screw up receivers, and sometimes the PVR is not affected but the HR stops recording, sometimes the PVR is affected sometimes both. The HD recovers in time for the next show, the PVR typically needs a manual reset.
OTA signals and recordings are not currently near as reliable as cable. I think all OTA recorders have one quirk or another, especially those that record HD.
If the PVR works for your situation, it can be a great device.
PDP-6010FD, VSX1123K, HW-150PVR, Snell E111 Mains, Polk Center, VTF3Mk4 Sub, DIY surrounds, HD XA2, DMR HS2, DV F27, HR21-200, TH-50PH9UK, VSP-1100, PSW200... some other stuff.
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