I have had my new Channel Master DVR+ installed for a couple weeks now and am quite pleased with it. I am replacing an old DTVPal OTA DVR from Dish Network (later sold by Channel Master as the CM-7000). The functionality of the new DVR+ is similar but much updated (especially the guide when connected to internet). You must buy an external USB harddrive to get all the recording features. With a 1TB drive you can record around 180 hours of true HD OTA broadcasts (stunning images). Unit has two tuners, so you can: a. watch 1/record 1; b. record 2 and watch previously recorded show.
OTA is the way to go if you can get station signals where you are (mine found around 160 channels in the Los Angeles area).
M60v3, VP100v3, QS8v3, EP350v4, Onkyo TX-NR905
M22v2, Vector Research VRX-9000 stereo