I found this DVR in the clearance aisle because it was quite cheaper than other models. This model was easy to set up. It was also easy how to use. Although it looked like a bargain, it wasn't worth it. This recorder worked well until I tried to use the timer. The timer is slow making me miss part of my shows/movies. The discovered this when I set the timer to record a 2 hour movie later that day. When I came back to watch the movie I saw that only 1.5 hours were recorded and the timer was 30 minutes slow. Also the clock reset every time I turned the DVR off. Several times when I went to finalize a DVR it would get to 99% then stop on me. This would erase what I recorded. If I had the chance to buy this product all over again I wouldn't. I wouldn't advise anyone to buy this, but if you do remember the price and quality go hand and hand. Although on the surface, this looks like an ideal Christmas present, pay a little more for another model.