Integrated digital video recorder lets you record up to 400 hours of standard definition programming or up to 100 hours of high-definition programming
Dual tuners let you record 2 shows simultaneously, or watch one while recording the other
Our DIRECTV products are intended only for residential use. DIRECTV activation and subscription are required within 30 days of purchase.
Provides access to DIRECTV channels
One through record, auto record and bookmark functions
Multiple output formats (1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i) for sharp image quality
Outputs: 1 component video, 1 HDMI, 1 video, 1 optical digital audio, 1 coaxial digital audio, 2 audio
Includes remote, HDMI cable, component video cable, composite video cable and set-up guide
Item considered as/is.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
So I recently switched from Dish Network to DirecTv, and this is the box I chose. It has a great feature list, full HD resolution support (1080p only w/ HD on demand movies), good storage capacity, and uh ... well that's about all I expect a box to do. While the box works fine for watching television and such, it is unbelievably slow to respond to remote commands.
When navigating the guide, making menu changes, or browsing recordings this thing is slow. Not sure if it's just a software problem or what but it is pretty frustrating.
Recent firmware update added 1080p on demand support, but failed to address the speed of the box.
Has some other cool features, e.g. able to stream music, videos, and pictures from a networked pc. Pretty cool in theory but only the music and pictures will work unless all of your video files are in the mpeg-4 format ... no .avi support. On top of that the box is even slower to respond with streamed content.
After many very happy years with standard definition DirecTV using a Hughes DVR and Tivo, we went with high-def in July (2008). Love the TV set (another brand), hate the HR22 DVR and the kludgy service. The menus are not intuitive at all. The delay between the remote and the response on screen is awful. Often you will run over many selections after continuing to hit the remote in expectation of a response. Some on-screen menus are different from the manual. We experience audio drop-outs and pixelation in recorded programs. Several times everything has stopped and required us to reset the system.... with the corresponding long waits for information to download. I have heard alarming mechanical sounds coming from the box. Ever heard a hard drive before it crashes?
This is the third box DirecTV has installed - the first two failed. And it's no better.
I went looking to buy my own HD DVR, but I can't find one. Everything seems to be for cable only...
BUYER BEWARE - If you already have DirecTV and activate a new receiver, your agreement will be extended by two years from the date you activate the new one. I was not aware and was not informed by DirecTV. Now, the equipment doesnt work and they will not replace it unless I extend the agreement for another 2 years.
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