You get what you pay for. I just had to go back to using the box. Cable was on the privilege list, not the priority list. If I had a choice, indeed! I love watching almost anything I want, but, I can't have everything I want. At least we have remotes and no tinfoil involved. Henceforth, you get what you pay for.
I wouldn't recommend anything to a friend. Always comes back to bite you!
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend