Originally Posted by Prabu
Thanks icarah & tachmn for the details. I'm looking to buy it from Fry's today. Since this seems to be a relatively unknown/new brand, I'm wondering if Logitech Harmony remote can be programmed to control this tuner. Has anyone tried it with Harmony or another universal remote? TIA!
So I picked this up at Fry's for $30. Hooked it up last night...I think for the price, it seems like a good setup.
It's far from great, the EPG is goofy, the recording is timer based rather than show based, the remote sucks. However, for the price, I'm hoping this works for me.
For recording OTA, I've had a WMC HTPC for a few years, but the PC eventually started quitting on me. It never really played nice with my receiver/TV in terms of waking when switching to the input, etc. anyway, so I always kind of wanted to replace it with something less wonky, although the WMC recording and quality was rock solid.
I really only need to record 1 or 2 shows, and occasional football games, and to be able to pause/timeshift when watching certain event shows like sports or the Oscars etc. It's amazing for such a seemingly simple task, the cost of all the available options quickly rises over $300+, if you're not starting with a PC. And even with a PC, getting an HTPC working just right is it's own hobby, one which I don't feel like taking up again.
If I was a heavy user, recording and watching stuff every night, I think the less than sophisticated operating system would eventually drive me a bit crazy, but for my needs, I think it's going to do the job. At least I hope.