I used to have an older Samsung DirecTiVo. It was 100% flawless. I moved on and ended up with an R15, which didn't work worth a darn and then I replaced that with a Hughes DVR40.
The only beef I have with the DVR40 is that the recorded/playback volume is very low, while the live TV volume is SUPER loud at the same level. So every night I ping pong back and forth between volumes-extra high for Live TV and Extra low for recordings.
Any thoughts here?
I use the digital(fiber) output into my receiver.