I was not sure if I should post this to Tivo forum or here. Sorry I am in wrong place.
I have bought Tivo less than 1 year ago (bought for $250) and it was working great with our UHF aerial.
Now we bought a house and the new house only have satellite dish and not UHF.
My husband is saying it would be easier to buy a new freeview receiver with PVR function and sell Tivo so I started looking at Trademe and shops to find what can be replaced for satellite receiver, but hard to find the one I really like...
We don't watch much TV, but we used searching for movies and recording them on Tivo. Also used for recording all blacks and programs for kids. Occasionally we watched live programs like TV1 news or movies. Never used Video on demand etc.
I like the idea of watching recorded files on computers which we couldn't do with Tivo. We probably need only 250GB -500GB external HDD or so for recording.
My questions are...
1) Are the most of freeview receivers EPG user friendly/easy to use like TIVO?
2) Are recording to external HDD as easy as internal HDD?
3) If we want to buy receivers I can see a lot of no-brand receivers with PVR from $50-150 (I understand they are single tuner though). Are they any good? I don't want to waste my money if they are slow/lots of bugs/cause of frustration.
4) Is Tivo still the best option? (Would it be worth getting TV guy to install UHF aerial?)
Thank you for your time.