I don't even think Channel Master is in the running,when you check out the AVS Forums,Channel Master DVR+ has the most pages there compared to Tivo Roamio and I am sure all of those pages are not saying how much they like the DVR+, at least the ones I have read.mwdxer said:I guess there is no easy fix for this unless I buy the CM or a Tivo? I do have a little stand alone HD OTA tuner that gives me about 24 hours ahead and I can record to an HDD, including thumb drives. I have a 128GB thumb on it, but again only 24 hours in advance in the guide. The TV sets in most cases seem to have rather poor guides. I have two Toshiba's and both offer the current program and the next program. That is it. With only 20% of the viewing public watching OTA TV, there is probably little interest in increasing the length of the guide.
At Best Buy the Tivio Roamio and the Channel Master DVR+ are the same price $399.,both have the same size HDD 1TB,the Channel Master has 2 tuners the Tivo Roamio 4 tuners,both do not require a subscription.
I think I am almost ready to go back to the old days when you turn your TV on and just find something to watch on the TV hooked up to an OTA antenna which I already have setup .