So the price is cheap...perhaps too cheap to expect more reliable operation.
I agree/disagree with that. Yes, sometimes the saying "You get what you pay for" is true, but does that mean they can sell us crap that barely works and let us be their beta testers? I don't think so, but on the other hand, the 5007 does have a lot of features for the price. I was very happy with it except for the fact that every time it locked up it had to be unplugged, and the TV guide had to be dowloaded all over again. I barely got one full day of listings before it locked up and had to be unplugged to fix it.
To answer the question from 'dmickey' the TV Guide downloads over a PBS station, but if you are only getting one station in the basement, then what good would the guide be to you?
BTW, I found a Panasonic DMR-E85H on clearance at Circuit City for $399 which also has the TV Guide On-Screen service built in. I immediately returned my 5007 and bought the Panasonic. I now have all 8 days of program listings and not one lockup. I guess you do get what you pay for...
Sorry for the double post...I have no idea why it did that???