snapstreamI think the TV tuner is ok on the 8887s, however, the supplied software is a little flaky in my opinion. When i watch TV on it, it seems a little well, pixelated, as if there were many small dots covering the display area. But when i use a program called snapstream PVS to record, it looks fine.
to get snapstream working, i used the drivers mentioned above from sourceforge. you run one, and it asks you questions about the tuner. then you save the supplied information and run the other program, and it makes up some new drivers for it.. use the new drivers and snapstream should work fine.
I can tell it to record every night at a time, every friday, or every weekday, or shchedule just one recording. and it you have the option of selecting the quality you want... DVD quality (from a broadcast source is a little overkill), VHS QUALITY, IPAQ QUALITY FOR POCKET PC'S, 56K MODEM STREAMING QUALITY..... YOU get the picture.
anyway, hope this helps