About 6 months ago, I changed over from Cable TV to Satellite TV through Direct TV. What a huge difference in the quality of their DVR's . I was always so disappointed with the Cable DVR. The amount of hours of recording time that you got was always running out on me. HD programs really sucked up a lot of the time. It was so slow in operating, too. It seemed like it took forever to search for a program and then to set it up to record. Not so with the Direct TV DVR. I have so much more room to store recordings now. And the ease of operation of the many functions is second to none! I will never go back to Cable TV again. They switched out our DVR at one point, and what they put in was worse than the first one. I have had no problems at all with my current DVR. The ease and speed of setting things up to record is Awesome. I highly recommend this DVR to anyone looking for a new one.