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DirecTV HR20 (DirecTV Plus HD DVR)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the reliability and design are generally positive. The image quality and usability also get good reviews, but there are some negative reviews about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the DirecTV HR20 (DirecTV Plus HD DVR) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 63/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for DirecTV HR20 (DirecTV Plus HD DVR)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of DirecTV HR20 (DirecTV Plus HD DVR) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com.

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41% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: DirecTV HR20-700 HD HDTV DVR Satellite Receiver

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DirecTV HR-20 High Definition DVR

 

If you're one of the 1.6 million DirecTV subscribers with high definition televisions and viewing packages-or thinking of joining this lot-the new DirecTV Plus HD DVR (aka HR20) could be the answer to your prayers. This isn't DirecTV's first high def...

The guide needs more precisely defined metadata, though. Program this device to record just all episodes of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, and the recorder will still capture the four repeats happening in the same 24 hour cycle. Yes, you could...

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It's no TiVo"

 

I worked as a DirecTV installer many years ag... 

HD has good quality

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"Directv is Dishonest and Service is Terrible"

 

After promising us a sweet deal (Showtime ... 

None, Their scammers

Lousy service, overpriced, diseptive tactics, dishonest

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"Disappointing DVR"

 

I wouldn't put this DVR in your bedroom. Thr... 

The mini TV in the menu guide, seems quicker then the 1st generation Tivo that Direct Tv had

NOISY!!, audio drop out, networking, and you can never own it

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DirecTV HR20 (DirecTV Plus HD DVR)

 

I worked as a DirecTV installer many years ago when the switch from TiVo to DirecTV DVRs was coming into play b/c Murdock didn't want to pay TiVo's licensing fees & wanted the money to go into another of his pet projects. The DVR has come A LONG WAY....

HD has good quality

Slow searches

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DirecTV HR20 (DirecTV Plus HD DVR)

 

I wouldn't put this DVR in your bedroom. Throughout the day it doesn't seem to make much noise. But around 2am - 4am pst. I can hear the hard drive crunching. It drives me nuts because I get up at 4:30am and this wakes me up even earlier. A wish list...

The mini TV in the menu guide, seems quicker then the 1st generation Tivo that Direct Tv had

NOISY!!, audio drop out, networking, and you can never own it

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DirecTV HR20 (DirecTV Plus HD DVR)

 

After promising us a sweet deal (Showtime & The Movie Channel) free for 12 months if we signed up for 2 years service. Based on that and with an iterest in saving money we decided to switch from Dish Network to them. This was the biggest mistake we...

None, Their scammers

Lousy service, overpriced, diseptive tactics, dishonest

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DirecTV HR20 (DirecTV Plus HD DVR)

 

Easy to set recordings. Playback quality is excellent. I'm not an electronics expert, but an Orthopedic Surgeon. I had no problem installing the DVR and dish myself

Haven't found a way to transfer recordings off to a computer, not sure if that can be done with this device

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DirecTV HR20 (DirecTV Plus HD DVR)

 

The 4th unit with the same issues unit after unit is very frustrating. At its best it is not as good as the TIVO, but these would be acceptable if these units worked. The main issue is that the local channels seem to skip and have dropouts. The...

It looks nice on the shelf

they have obvious bugs that havent been worked out

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