Originally Posted by Bismarck440
Looking at this further, I'm interested, almost looks like a STB with HD output & an output to record on a hard drive. (??) For less than the retail of my Zenith 901?
Too bad I don't do online purchases.
I bought this a few weeks ago. You need to look at this in terms of positives and negatives.
The technology is up to the moment while my HDTV is about 8 years old. That said, the OTA tuner hardware is more up to date, so the weaker signals on the TV are stronger on the HomeWorx. Channel 19.1 is like 1 bar on my TV, but 100% signal on the Homeworx.
Because of this, you may get more channels, where every you are at
You can record shows. I started with a USB flash drive, but the playback skipped. I went to a USB external hard drive and it works great.
Sometimes, the box freezes, then turns itself back on. It is annoying
Whatever you are recording, the box will go to that time and station to record it, so you can't watch something else on the box while it is recording. I have the box set to loop through and just watch something else on the TV, though
When you record something, it gives you the station and time information, but not what show information. The only way to get that is to preview it
In the end, you get what you pay for. I did not want to spend a couple of hundred on a DVR, so I went with this and live with the annoyances. The pluses do outweigh the minuses.