We haven't had the pic go out for more than about 10 minutes at any given time due to rain fade over the last couple of weeks but it seems to go out more frequently than it did with DTV. It's really nothing more than a small annoyance in the grand scheme of things. The PQ is ok also. It may not be as great as DTV but after a couple of weeks it appears we are now used to it. We are happy that we decided to make the change. So far no recording problems and don't expect any. No freezing with the hoppers like we had with the genie. The hopper reboots lightening quick compared to any of the DTV DVR's! Much better SD quality. Changes channels much quicker. On top of that with the OTA dongle we picked up another tuner.