Originally Posted by fast_tech_boy
If the above problems are to be fixed by DIVCO it would be a good unit. There is no excuse for organisation to release a half working devices. For this reason this is not a very mature product. I’m starting to look at other alternatives.
Some of the "problems" you reference (time shifting, inability to do multiple things at once) are limitations of the hardware.
It has been said before, but it bears repeating. The low-cost hardware solutions for robust media center functionality are not capable of supporting robust DVR functionality. Similarly, the available, low-cost solutions for robust DVR functionality are not capable of supporting robust media center functionality. To get the best of both worlds, you need two separate boxes; with one box, you'll have to compromise on one function or the other.
Originally Posted by ronenv
It is disappointing that with the current open source availability there are companies that are still producing and releasing products with such low quality. Furthermore, as pointed out the company doesn't stand behind it product and fixing it.
Indeed, it is time to search for new alternatives
There are a number of engineering challenges involved with any DVR product. That's one of the reasons we don't see more DVRs on the market.
Open source doesn't really help much, because embedded STB and DVR solutions are not fast enough to run general purpose code like a PC. They require highly optimized code tailored to the specific SoC (chip) platform. Very little of that is open source.