Hi, I am in the UK and have been using Channels DVR for few months now and think it’s Ok. As for the suggestion it tracks beginning and end times, I often see it stop recording early but think that’s only on non-Bbc channels, so I always pad the ending by minute or two.
It dos have a fantastic skip the adverts facility (press skip forward 30 seconds buttom twice quickly). Being able to play live Tv on any device anywhere is great, including recordings, and being able to download recording and take them away is excellent.
I currently have it recording to my desktop as I couldn’t get it to record onto a HDD direct connected to my wifi router, which is where I would prefer them to go but it seems it might only record to NAS drives which this one isn’t.
I do still have some concerns about iPad Battery usage but not done any tests yet but it seems to be much higher than iPlayer.
One thing that is a bit strange, is to search the EPG you don’t do it on the EPG tab you go to the DVR tab. Not very intuitive to me but thats where it is, if I want to search the EPG surely it should in the EPG tab!
Go for it, and I think you will enjoy it.