Well said Dr.Dave! I'm sure that would work out fine for a lot of people, and now that gives me some ammo during my installs
I guess the one drawback is that HD recordings eat up a lot more memory. For those who don't know, the 160 GB HDD is rated to hold 120 hours of Standard Def Tv, or 25 hours of HD.
CoryB, it's funny that you mention about setting the remote to always control the TV. The installer should be doing this, but these black remotes were just rolled out, so I bet a lot of them aren't doing it.
The old silver Motorola (not exactly old, but the model before the black one) was way easier to program, and did this volume lock automatically after you entered a TV code or performed a code search. That's what I don't like about the new black ones. I've picked it up pretty quick, but it's still a hassle to have to do it on EVERY remote. And they changed all the code numbers too!?! Just when I was starting to remember the popular ones...
Dice1111, that is the new remote. You may still end up with the last of the silver ones that look identical to this one, but it doesn't have a learn feature and the record button is recessed.