I bought this for my wife for christmas, to record her soaps everyday that she works, we are on directtv and had a hard time hooking it up. We still can't get it to do as we want it. Maybe we are electronically challagened! Wish for something with easier programing. We still have not called the company for help so maybe we should do that before we knock it, I just prefer easier applications. As far as price I was satisfied, it also came on time with *** shipping, even in the christmas rush.