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Cable, Satellite & Fiber

The DIRECTV High Definition DVR - Year Three

By Doug Brott • Oct 8 2009, 1:05am

It's hard to believe how long it has been since the first HR20-700 hit the streets. Three years after the introduction of DIRECTV's flagship receiver in August 2006, it continues to improve. Even though there hasn't been a new receiver since the HR23 was released last year, DIRECTV continues steady development of the HD DVR platform by adding new features. One such highly anticipated feature...

Cable, Satellite & Fiber

The DIRECTV Plus High Definition DVR – Year Two

By Doug Brott • Jan 12 2009, 4:11pm

After a jam packed year, the DIRECTV Plus High Definition DVR has become the flagship receiver for a company that has become one of the leaders in high-definition programming. The enthusiast community is stronger than ever, fusing innovation and collaboration in ways that have never been done before. Sit back while we reflect on the things that have made this trip something to remember.

Joining the HR20-700 and the HR20-100 this year are the...

New Products & Equipment

The DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR: A Look at the First Year

By Doug Brott • Sep 11 2007, 2:47pm

Despite its troubled start, the DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR has evolved into a capable high-definition video recorder. In addition, the Plus® HD DVR has been the driving force in the creation of a strong community of enthusiasts taking an unprecedented role in the software release cycle with DIRECTV leading the way. Now it's time to look back at the DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR journey.

January, 2006: DIRECTV's first homegrown Digital Video Recorder (DVR), the R15, has been in use for several months. The HR10-250, a high-definition DVR based on the TiVo software, has a list price of $1,000. The satellite world is ready for an alternative.