I noticed today that JBHifi have the DishTV T1050PVR on sale for $396. It's got twin tuners and 500GB, so seems to fit my criteria. (I'm upgrading from a 40GB analogue Panasonic I bought off Trademe a few years back, so my wife and I are used to using a PVR, and we expect it to be easy to use and robust enough to last).
The DishTV website says it's got some extra functionality (some sort of email, weather etc), but, but I'm more concerned with reliability and ease of use than anything that is is peripheral to the main purpose of the device.
My problem is that I know nothing about this model, and can't find any opinions anywhere.
Has anyone got one? Are they any good? Or should I just get a Tivo? (despite the shortcomings of the Tivo?)