Eh – I have to agree with the comments from Chris Rowen and add my own:
1. It only records native digital broadcasts, obviously to avoid needing huge numbers of MPEG encoders.
2. The UK only has a handful of channels. The concept simply won’t work in an environment with many channels, such as the US. (Let alone most US channels still being analog only, even on ‘digital cable’.)
3. The device has 3.2TB of drive capacity – the thing must cost *at least* $1500, and I’d bet rather more than that.
I mean, the concept is interesting and all – but I think it is a complete waste. You’d be paying for a lot of HW you really don’t need, since almost everything you recorded you’d never want to watch. I’d rather do some planning and record just what I’d like – like TiVo and other DVRs do.