Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Woodlawn, Ontario
I also use 505s with two home made PVRs (an iMac and a Mini with ADVC110s). I don't have an IR blaster. Not having recurring auto-tune makes the 605 much less useful to me. Specifically, I tend to record blocks of programs on the science channels (Discovery, History, or National Geographic). Scheduled programming can and does change from week to week meaning that program-based recording does not work.
I understand why name-based recording was added. It is essential for the 630 (not so much right now for the 605, but they share code). I hope Shaw puts back this essential feature before the migration to MPEG-4 turns my receivers into door stops.
No, I would not consider a 630 because it lacks some features that I have programmed into my PVR (such as variable speed, pitch corrected playback).