Its really a pretty basic unit and the software is just as basic. I’m running into things like it can only record to your documents/my video folder (havent figured out how to change the save location if you even can). It was still worth 35$ to me though as everything seems to work with the supplied software (time shifting, sceduled recording etc). I was wrong about the number of channels. It seems to have gotten 40 channels, not 28, though some are multiple channels from the same station. No luck so far with using it with other htpc front ends though (nero home worked but only found 11 channels and medio didn’t work). At the full price of 60$, I think you could find better for a few dollars more but it seems pretty good for 35$ shipped. In the US at least, it seems to pick up broadcast HD channels just fine (this unit seems to be very much geared towards use with an antenna). I got all the major channels in the Dallas area anyway (and several channels I never knew exsisted). Now its causing hard drive space issues though (400MB for a 3 min video clip, time for another hard drive). You have to love those HD file sizes. So far as I know, it can only record mpeg but I’m about to try converting a sample clip (to h.264 so my 2600xt can decode it).