Extenders work great in my household. My PC upstairs is the "HTPC" which does all the recording and is the server for the family media. We have a PCH at the two big TV's in the house which the family knows how to use and work the same at each TV. I sometimes consider getting another PCH just to have, but I learned not to do that after getting an extra MVP years ago, never using it and selling it here cheap when it was obsolete for me.
The PCH's work great with nPVR and are a perfect solution for me right now, all thanks to the fine work from Martin and Sub.
A couple months ago I thought the end was in sight for me as my analog cable was going away. Along came the DCR-2650 and I'm back in business, full HD. Now my good old PVR150 and 500 tuners collect dust at the bottom of the case with nothing to record. Who knows what the future holds, but I'm sure this community will continue to create a bright one for us, where we get to keep control of our media.
What, me worry?
Biostar TZ77B MB | Core i3 2120 | 4GB RAM | 128 GB SSD | 2TB HDD x 2 | Antec 302 Case | Win7x64
HVR2250 | DCR2650 | PCH A-110 | PCH A-100 | Harmony 650 & 700 remotes
Comcast | Schedules Direct w/ mc2xml & UltraXMLTV_Enhancer