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alaScore 84

105 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of DIRECTV HR24. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Comments about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and design also get good reviews, whereas views are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, price, image quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the DIRECTV HR24 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for DIRECTV HR24


alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of DIRECTV HR24 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People are impressed by the design and image quality. The size and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, size, image quality, design


79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: DirecTV Plus HR24 HD DVRDirecTV RC66X IR Remote Control - Universal Programmable 4-device for H24 H25 HR24 With XMP (+ all IRs) , Batteries , Labels

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: a broadcast engineer (



This receiver is what makes DIRECTV WHOLE HOUSE DVR/HD SERVICE better than ANYTHING Dish Network or cable has!!

Sleek Design, Reliable, Easy To Setup, High Capacity, Easy To Use

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Wolfman (

HR24 is great, but....


The HR24 is a big improvement over the HR22 and DirecTV knows it but they have a million HR22s that will keep working for years. So... if you get your HD DVR from DirecTV it will likely be a recycled HR22. To get an HR24, you have to buy it from a...

Easy To Use, Easy To Setup, Sleek Design, Reliable, High Capacity

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Scanups (

Nice receiver


No mention on ABT's site that B-Band connectors are needed for this item. It won't work without them. I had to purchase them on [@]. The item arrived very quickly and it was well packed.

Faster than previous, Easy To Use, Easy To Setup

Not fast enough

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Hardrockchina (

Direct TV H24 HD DVR


Much faster response. No other difference on menus etc to the HR 21. Don't even try to purchase direct for Direct TV.... Abit is the way to go!!

Easy To Use, Sleek Design

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Jim (

Great Product


Bought 2 to replace old non-HD Tivo's that we had for several years. We have had to learn the differences using the remotes from our old units, but very pleased with the features and quality of these. We had first ordered new DVR's from DirecTV but...

High Capacity, Easy To Use, Sleek Design

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Lone Eagle (

Very Happy That I Upgraded!


BEST DirecTV HD receiver yet! Brighter, clearer, sharper picture and WAY FASTER operation!!

Easy To Setup, Reliable, Easy To Use, High Capacity, Sleek Design

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: ATL Directv watcher (

Best HR-2x DVR to date


The HR-24 is by far the best of the HR-2x product line. Menus are extremely fast in comparison to older products. The remote is much easier to setup then previous units.

Faster Menus, Sleek Design, Better Remote Setup

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: F (



Efficient, Fast

Easy To Setup, Easy To Use

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Frank (

A well needed upgrade


much better than the HR23 DVR I had. fast and quite. Only issue is there is no off-air, so I'm losing local shows. Local shows still have the Dolby sync issue, but it is better.

Sleek Design, Easy To Use, Fast

No off air

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: papagator (

I would buy this product again"


The HDMI cable was defective. The installerhad to use one that he had on the truck.Once it was up and going it works great.

Sleek Design, Reliable, Easy To Setup, Easy To Use, High Capacity

Apr, 2011