Jaxson: I fired mine up tonight for the first time, just in case it was dead but it all went through fine.
It's quite a convoluted setup process, in that you have to register online and that account doesn't get formalised until after some time (meaning some features of the unit don't work straight away). There are quite a few steps to go through, and quite a lot of information you're required to hand over.
The main thing that struct me is how professional the literature is. Everything is very nicely packaged and you get the wifi usb dongle as well. Having had lots of budget devices, and some that were freeview approved too, it was quite refreshing to have everything packaged so well.
Sure is ugly though! Fan is quiet but it looks like it's actually a VCR. Made in Mexico, Nov 2009, so that's kinda getting on a bit. With a web scheduling facility this is all looking very good for $200!
I just need to work out how to best configure the harmony remote for this, given getting to the 'standby' section is a bit long winded through the menu system. Or do I just opt to not even bother given nothing really changes in standby mode?!
Don't bother with the standby, all it does is cut the video/audio output, everything else keeps running as normal. You could shut it right down but its a pain starting it again because it takes so long to load, and it kind of defeats the purpose of the device.