The reception seems to be a little better than the old Panny. I used to have problems locking on to WESH, but don't with the HD TiVo.
The program guide is a little nicer, you can change the view of the on screen info from station ID, station id + program title or full program info. The guide isn't bad except for being slow. You can choose between the D* guide or the TiVo guide which shows the list of stations on the left and a few hours of programming for the selection station on the right. You can also prune the guide program listings by type, including HD programming.
There are setup screens to define channels you receive and favorite channels, so you can cut out channels you don't want to see when surfing.
PQ seems to be on par with the Panny. I have read some complains about the PQ, but I don't seem to see them.
The has an OTA signal strength meter which is kinda of nice for tuning in out of area stations.
The recorder is easy to use and has all the standard TiVo features like wish list, Season pass & etc.
My only real complain is that it doesn't have a native mode, so I have to switch resolutions when I want to watch ABC or ESPN in 720p. The PQ of SD looks pretty good in 1080i so I tend to leave it there. SD stuff on 480p or 720p doesn't looks that good for some reason (same as it was on the Panny though). Its does put up gray bars for SD on 480i or when up converted to 1080i/720p/480p. You can have it stretch to fill the screen. You can also set the bar color to black.
The remote has buttons to change the resolution and stretch/don't stretch SD. Another complaint is that the TV input button is under the sub-channel button so I tend to accidentally hit the wrong button at times.
It seems that all channel remapping and Program info has to come from D*.
The unit seems to have a problem with occasional audio drop-outs. Doesn't seem to be limited to the DD 5.1 output either. Rumor has it there is a firmware update coming but it isn't anything more than that. There is some else going on with HDNET which might be compounding the problem.
Overall, aside from the 3 complaints, I'm quite pleased with it. Especially since I've had it for three weeks and it hasn't rebooted it self, unlike the Panny or previous SA digital cable boxes
I plan to bring the TiVo/manual to the meeting next week.There have been issues when the HDMI port not working on some units. Hope to check mine out next week as well while the unit is still under warranty.
The best bet for getting one seems to be timely checking of the CC website.
The manual is on the www.orlandodigital.tv
site, I believe it is on the hardware page.