First impressions: looks pretty well made, a usb extension lead is supplied which has been invaluable.
As many other reviewers have commented, a rooftop aerial is extremely handy but utterly against one main purpose of this device which is portability.
Fortunately I am using this on my desktop pc, and my aerial is magnetised to my clothing rack, which helps a lot!
If you are going to attempt to use the supplied aerial, it's going to take a lot of time to position it correctly and it still might not work.
Software supplied is NOT very good. Some of it is counter-intuitive and I could probably have designed a better interface myself. The recording is glitchy, the EPG is really poorly designed. That being said, I've had a few recording successes already and the quality of the recording has been excellent, but it eats hard drive space, a large HDD is essential.
I'm hoping that Freecom will bring out some improved software soon!
The picture is good on all channels, although in the three days that I've had it, I've had to reposition the aerial several times to avoid intermittent tranmission.
Overall, a potentially fantastic product, which is let down by sub-standard software, but well worth the money.