Obviously you can connect your Tv to the receiver if it already does so now. You can also connect the sound out of either PVR directly to the receiver if you prefer that.
The BW comes with a standard 1 year warranty. You can increase this to 2 years for $50 or 3 years for $80.
Can't speak for the Humax but the BW you just press the channel button to change channels. Press the REC button to start recording (default 1 hour I believe). Press it again to alter parameters like record for 4 hours, or record until current show ends etc. Its a bit fiddly changing times with the TV off though.
FWIW I generally just set up weekly recurring timers for all my shows with auto padding. I check the guide each week to see if any changes are needed but otherwise I don't need to worry about what's on when. I sit down at what ever time and start watching. Usually a bit behind any 'live' stuff so i can skip through the ads and catchup - You can watch a half hour episode of Master Chef in about 10 minutes.
Note you can use the TV to 'set' but not 'forget' if the EPG changes your show won't be rescheduled to match. The BW comes with auto padding which you can adjust. So you can hit REC on the EPG to set a timer that will then start 5 minutes early and run say 15 minutes over. Timers can easily be adjusted at any time to any settings you like. You can also easily top and tail (trim) recordings to save only the bit you want. Little point editing out ads though as you can just skip over them in an instant.
Late night footy etc.? Just set a timer that covers a wide range and leave it at that. It take only a few seconds to scroll through to the start of the game on replay. Hit stop and the BW remembers where you left off for next time.
Are you considering the unlimited ICETV offer for the Humax for an extra $100? Needs an internet connection to the PVR but then you can set up automatic scheduling of shows (i.e true set and forget) which increases usability.
Edited by pgdownload, 05 June 2012 - 04:20 PM.