So regardless of the cost, ETF, and the fact that everything else is head and shoulders above, that's the one feature that you must have. OK. Just...yeah. OK.
First, let me say, I'll readily admit I'm a bit of a TiVo fanboy. I've had D*TiVo for almost 10 years. When DTV FINALLY came out with their new TiVo, it was a bit of a let down, so I starting looking @ options. I settled on Dish and the hopper.
I like many things about the hopper, especially its potential future. I just get the feeling its not quite ready for prime time (no pun intended, although I don't use PTAT).
...everything else is head and shoulders above,...
Um, that's a bit subjective don't you think? Have you used other DVRS? Where do I start?
What is better:
Storage space (although I had 1TB a year ago w/ 80% user storage space)
Whole home DVR (I do miss my 4th Tuner - 2 each dvr)
Apps? Eh, so far
Price (I did not say, "regardless of price"
Since SW version 211 FAST!
What I miss/drives me nuts:
No live buffer
No easy way to switch between tuners--don't say PIP, its a Kludge and doesn't work if 2 or more tuners are recording.
The subject of this thread, and related; can't pause Live tv (if recording) and resume in another room.
Sortable List view on DVR.
Editable Search & Record.
Timeline showing with any press of DVR functions. (Play, Pause, FFWD, Skip, etc)
Timeline showing actual point in time (i.e., 7:15pm) on time shifted "Live" TV (I could really care less how long its been paused).
Timeline showing actual time, not time remaining on recordings. (Why would time remaining be the default?!?)
No FFWD/RWD to tick marks (15,30,45 mins, etc)
Custom folders ONLY show under "My Folders"?!?!?
Don't even get me started on the remote.....
...that's the one feature you must have?
No just the one that's the most frequently annoying and frustrating - right behind the DVR button being where the Play button should be
Just my 2c on my experience so far....