I have a 9600XT and its freggin awesome. The second Gen remote is a super Plus! awesome grafix, the software that it comes w/ is kinda crudy though...as long as you got a good antenna to hook up to it the TV comes in good. Recording though, unless you have a fast comp, with lots of RAM, its going to take a while to skip through stuff. I recomend recording stuff in half hour chunks, less if you can, that way its faster to move through the clip when your looking for a section.
That set aside, I love mine. get one, or get better