I liked alot about this DVR. It would work well if it's design was centered around TV that is available through the internet. My interest was in watching and recording on the dvr tv shows that I watch on YOUTUBE TV. Currently I have two Roku devices that allow me to watch and record to the cloud TV shows (many of which are not available OTA). My OTA antenna reception is not reliable and therefore not a source for recording TV shows and movies. I recently switch from Dish Network which requires a 24 month commitment. The DVR could furnish a solution to the intermittent reliability of downloading everything from the cloud! Often the speed is too slow to provide desirable results. This despite Google Fiber 1 gigabit connection to the internet! Previously I have made several requests to obtain a solution from Google and none of their technicians have been able to provide any help in resolving the speed issue!
Looked long & hard for a DVR when I cut the cord on my cable bill. Very pleased with this unit. It does all I want it to with a fair amount of ease. Learning curve is steep for this senior citizen, but worth the cost for getting rid of my cable bill.