Originally Posted by joecass
I wouldn't write the LGs off just yet..... I've heard that satellite reception could become difficult in very rainy or snowy winter weather. Nevertheless, congrats on the upgrade ! The LGs served their purpose very well, as did the equally as old Sony DHG series. It's unfortunate that LG and Sony dropped off the HDTV recorder market so quickly. I investigated DirecTV years ago, and was never really interested in their service, based on all the customer reviews I read.
I took my LG out of service over a year ago, although I still have it, along with two Sony DHG models, in the closet. On both LG and Sony, the picture quality was always great, although the tuners were a bit weak in my opinion. They were more useful when I had digital cable with unencrypted QAM, but I dumped my cable co in 2015 after the suspension of QAM reception.
Now all I have is OTA, and use other means to grab shows I want to watch.
Also, several years ago, I picked up a used 2TB Tivo Premiere on Ebay for dirt cheap...although it's at least 5 or more years older, it works great, and recently received a software update which allows a "skip"method, where you can skip through all the commercials during a show by hitting one button. Besides that, I have three Channel Master CM7400s bought on Ebay also dirt cheap, that work pretty well,
FIOS is available in my area, but I'm not thrilled with their channel-tiering structure or prices. Verizon has a tendency to raise their rates a bit too often. Plus, from what I've seen of their DVR, it didn't seem too enticing.
In any case, good luck with your new setup and that the 'wife' is happy
We are now officially down to just one In-Operation LG3410a...
The 3 still operational on shelf spares have been converted back from Sata to QuickView IDE 120Gb drives.... and the one still-in-service 3410a has a 330GB Maxtor QuickView Drive... Has many year old Comcast recorded Exercise programs on it.... Wife uses it for exercising....
The location where the just removed unit was, is now serviced by Direct TV System, that can record up to 5 simultaneous Recordings.... (And She has hit that Limit a few times, by the way.....!)
I still have some spare parts if anyone needs them: 1 Modified Power Supply, 1 Front panel/Display, I think 2 Quickview drives, and if anyone needs a 3410a, I've got 3 sitting on a shelf that work fine.... All have Latest-Last firmware installed in them by me, Upgraded Power Supplies that have shown to last and last, and all have the 'HELLO' Boot Loop fix mod installed.
I also have 4 known good IDE to Sata Spare Converters available...
All these spares are free (With you paying for shipping) and units are available for trade or little $$ (With you paying for shipping)..
Shipping either via Your SASE box or UPS doing the packing....