I've used the WinTV-HVR-2250, HDHR3 and HDHR4. For versatility and ease of use (less hassle), the HDHR line wins. For sensitivity, the HDHR4 wins. The HDHR Plus adds MPEG4 compression. A big win with the HDHR4 line is being able to place it anywhere, mine is close to where the RG6 enters the house for less line loss. Another is being able to access it from almost any PC, media player, tablet or smart TV. That means no need to run RG6 to the PC or anywhere else.