DirecTV now offering a TiVo HD DVR

Unfortunately, it seems like a bit of a downgrade at the same price.

The TiVo brand DVR on DirecTV costs $199, holds up to 100 hours of HD or 400 hours of SD programming, and use the TiVo interface to navigate your set top box.

I recently switched from TiVo on cable TV to the DirecTV HD DVR and I don’t regret the switch. Particularly with the HD upgrade to the DirecTV menu, the system is very snappy compared to the TiVo.

The TiVo cannot access DirecTV on-demand programming or be used in conjunction with DirecTV’s Whole Home DVR system. For the same price, unless you are a die-hard TiVo fanatic, I think the HD DVR would be the way to go.

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Categories : Hardware
Posted by Jason Hamilton | February 11, 2012  |  1 Comment

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I still think the new Hopper from DISH is going to blow this out of the water!  It’s a smaller, sleeker piece of equipment, and with its attached mini-server “Joeys”, a customer can connect up to four TVs, each having access to the main DVR playlist!  This means you will be able to watch four independent, HD programs, or record up to 6 live HD programs simultaneously!  The Hopper also has a 2 TB hard drive, and can thus hold up to 2,000 hours of content!  Not to mention it’s beautiful, immaculately organized Tile-based GUI!!  I got to try it out with some DISH coworkers before CES last month, and will definitely be in line to get one on release date!!

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