I have just taken delivery of this fantastic little gadget in time for Wimbledon and have not regretted the purchase at all.
It seems there have been a few gripes about fan noise from this PVR but I can honestly say that the unit I have is completely silent. The fan comes on initially when switched on from standby but then goes to sleep.
Also it appears that some people have had issues with the loading time for the EPG. I have had no issues and mine loads immediately. I wonder if any delay may be down to signal strength depreciation depending on where you live.
I have not found any other PVRs out there for this price which have an integrated twin tuner, which I feel is essential. OK so it does not have a DVD recorder but more than makes up for this with a huge array of very useful features for £169.
Programming and set-up is a doddle, and the remote, although large, is very easy to use. For anyone with limited finger mobility the large buttons are a good advantage.
Also the on-screen menu system is easy to navigate and it is worth spending time looking at all the instructions as there are a lot of one touch operations available if you know where to find them.
One thing worth noting is that both a scart lead and HDMI lead are included in the box so no need to order these as separate items.
All in all a fantastic buy. The only downside is that my wife can now record up to 200 hours of Neighbours and Home & Away!