I got my 8472 WH-DVR and some kind of Samsung remote STB. I have to say the responsiveness of the menus and such is much better than the last 8460 DVRs I tried. The whole home functionality is just ok. Playback is fine, but FF/RW functionality could be much better. I do not get a progress bar when FF/RW. Instead, I get the channel banner for the currently tuned channel. This is problematic as I am not interested in what is currently tuned, but rather the status of the recorded program I am watching.
If I had never used DirecTV whole home or even Tivo transfers, I might not notice these little annoyances. But alas, I have, and I do. As soon as my WB promotion gets officially approved, I'll be going to get some cable cards, tuning adapters, and MOCA filters. I'll keep the WH service as that is the deal I got, but I will just use it as a backup recording in case I have Tuning Adapter problems.