Sorry to thread crap a little bit
but as a previous owner of two DTVPal DVRs I think this is very pertinent.
Dumping the Pal DVRs and buying two TiVoHD units was the best thing I've done for recording TV in years.
Yes it is more money, considerably more, but can you really accept the lackluster, at best, performance of the Pal DVR at $300.00 vs.
the TiVoHD at $650.00 (w/ lifetime service) that works every time (yes they can goof up but in comparison "works every time" truly fits)?
With TiVo you can program to record online, has name based recording, actually helpful tech support, Netflix streaming, other streaming features such as Rhapsody, and if you have two TiVos on the same network you can transfer programs between them.