I bought a DTVPal about a month ago, hoping to replace my Sony DHG with it. After playing with it, I've decided to continue using my Sony until it dies. I'll just use the DTVPal as a second (and third) tuner to record shows that overlap. I was aware before I bought it of some of the complaints that people had with it. Although the TVGOS gets up and running faster than the Sony, it really leaves a lot to be desired. I have six channels (three are sub channels) that show "no information" on the Pal. those same channels have eight days of data on the Sony. One of those channels missing TVGOS data is my CBS station, which is my host channel.