PC enthusiast website XSReviews has just reviewed the Playon!DVRHD, giving it their 4 star award!
Here is a summary:
“Far easier to use and cheaper than a full HTPC”
“Watching TV through the DVR instead of through the standard set is a pretty comfortable experience. It takes a little longer to start-up than it would usually, but I get far more information with this setup than I would normally and it's a pretty seamless operation. Being able to hit record when you're watching a programme is a cool feature. Scheduling also worked very well, and the recordings were of good quality and easily accessible through the browser.
The user interface is improved nicely over the latter version found on the HD and HD mini. It's got a nice clean layout, and works well for the most part. One nice little tweak is the fact that list scrolling is endless, in that when you get to the bottom of a list or menu, it simply continues on to the top. On previous iterations you needed to scroll back up.
If you want all the functionality with the added ability to record what you're watching in a simple manner, there are far more expensive ways to do it. AC Ryan package everything in a good looking neat box, which is far easier to use and cheaper than a full HTPC”
Entire Review: http://www.xsreviews.co.uk/reviews/othe ... nhd-dvr/6/