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DirecTV HR21 HD DVR Satellite Receiver - (HR21700 / HR21-700)

DirecTV HR21 HD DVR Satellite Receiver - (HR21700 / HR21-700)
alaScore 64

92 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of DirecTV HR21 HD DVR Satellite Receiver - (HR21700 / HR21-700). The average rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the finish. The image quality is also appreciated, but many are less positive about the size and price. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

image quality, finish

usability, design, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the DirecTV HR21 HD DVR Satellite Receiver - (HR21700 / HR21-700) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 64/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for DirecTV HR21 HD DVR Satellite Receiver - (HR21700 / HR21-700)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of DirecTV HR21 HD DVR Satellite Receiver - (HR21700 / HR21-700) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. People really like the finish. The image quality also gets good feedback. Many are less positive about the size and price. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

image quality, finish

usability, design, price, size

36% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: DirecTV HR21-100 HD Satellite ReceiverDirecTV HR21 HD DVR Satellite Receiver - (HR21700 / HR21-700)DirecTV HR21 HD DVR

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Greg Robinson (e-gear.com)

Review: DirecTV HR21-PRO HD DVR

 

The DirecTV HR21-Pro boasts a whopping 500GB internal hard drive. This equates to a recording capacity of up to 100 hours of MPEG4 HD content or 65 hours of MPEG2 HD. MPEG4 video utilizes a newer and more efficient compression algorithm which means...

If you're considering a move to DirecTV, their high def channel offerings are among the best of what's out there. At press time, the Plus HD DVR Package was delivering 35 national HD channels plus locals in HD where available

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Jerry Del Colliano (avrev.com)

DirecTV HR21 HD DVR

 

Introduction My father is pretty high-tech for a guy in his early sixties. He has an iPhone and can make his Mac laptop jump through hoops, including wirelessly pumping music (and often vintage jingles from his days as a program director at WIBG in...

Apr, 2008
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Consumer review by: mattCR (hometheaterforum.com)

DirectTV's older HD-DVR Recorder

 

The DirecTV HR21 is the older model, but is now offered by many DirecTV receiver as part of the package to get you onto DirecTV cheaply.

When purchased, top of the line. Still works

Problem with DTV recievers is you always want newer one

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: mattCR (hometheaterforum.com)

DirecTV HR21 HD-DVR

 

The DirecTV HR21 is the older model, but is now offered by many DirecTV receiver as part of the package to get you onto DirecTV cheaply.

When purchased, top of the line. Still works

Problem with DTV recievers is you always want newer one

Product Specifications

The DIRECTV HD DVR delivers you the ultimate in 100% digital-quality DIRECTV programming. Add the DIRECTV HD package and DVR service and you get the best choice and widest selection of high-definition programming and the convenience of digital video recording in one unit. Images are sharper. Colors are brighter. Sound is crisper. And now they can be recorded. The easy-to-use search function enables you to locate exactly what you want to watch or record. Take a look at all the features and benefits and get ready to enjoy maximum entertainment. DIRECTV HR21 HD DVR Satellite Receiver In Black - HR21700/ Standard-Definition And High Definition Enabled/ Record Up To 200 Hrs Of SD Or 50 Hours Of HD (MPEG-4) Programming/ 2 Satellite Tuners/ Advanced Program Guide/ 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i Picture Output And Multiple Screen Formats Supported
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