Some observations about the Roamio basic. The picture on my HD DVR is much crisper; clearer than the Roamio. The OTA signal strength is much greater than the Roamio. Shows transferred from the Roamio to my computer are not compatible with my HD DVR. When I try to transfer a program (that came from my Roamio) from my computer to my HD DVR I get a message that the recording is in HD and my HD DVR isnt.. A red circle with a / through it appears to the left of the program. But my main complaint about the Roamio is the soft, almost fuzzy, appearance whereas the HD DVRs picture is sharp and crisp.