True. I used it in its infancy and then when they enhanced it. Its absolutely amazing and DirecTV making so much fuss about scheduling from anywhere is just plain stupid. I wonder why Dish is not pushing its remoteaccess feature at all.
Just to give a few examples of how convenient it is:
1) You realize "House" will run over its time slot this evening by 5 mins. Log in, extend the time
2) You go on a vacation or trip. Remotely manage disk space, recordings so you can keep your favs and skip what you like to
3) You just saw a web ad for an interesting program for tonight, log in, set recording, resolve conflicts
4) You just saw a web ad for a program, log in, set up series, resolve conflicts.
Without this, I have to either run home to extend recording, or make a calendar note to setup some recording after I go home.
Once you use it, you will miss it for sure.
IMHO, the Directv DVR model is much more reliable when it comes to auto-padding the episode run-overs, first-runs that are moved to different or expanded time-slot(s) and actually getting those last 20 seconds of the recordings that Dish annoyingly misses and forces the user to pad shows and resolve the conflicts that the model creates.
Been there, done that! My frequent complaints to Dish about stop/start times of scheduled season passes and missed scheduling for out-of-norm time-slots or bonus episodes were ignored by Dish (as least for me, going back to May, 2009). The prioritizer in the Directv DVR handles more conflicts without user intervention. I can set "House" as a Series Link and forget it. A most recent example of a hindrance was when Tribune had an error in the guide which caused a lot of Directv's HD-DVRs to schedule "Fringe" the following night because the "HDTV" identifier was missing. Scheduling a day later was a minor inconvenience but the episode was not missed and many of us knew the source of the issue but the HD-DVR was able to resolve the issue on its own.
Would I like more scheduling access? Yes! And maybe it's being addressed by APP and HD-DVR f/w. I'm hoping that Directv will continue to expand DLNA compatibility to include current DLNA devices, not just upcoming new RVU alliance devices. I haven't gotten heavily involved with IP access (none beyond my desktop PC) but it's there for those with the toys and the inclination. I'm viewing from a distance to see which device/APP/price-point suits me.