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DIRECTV Plus HD DVR HR23

DIRECTV Plus HD DVR HR23
alaScore 79

131 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 reviews of DIRECTV Plus HD DVR HR23. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Opinions about the size and image quality are overall positive. The reliability and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, reliability, image quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the DIRECTV Plus HD DVR HR23 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for DIRECTV Plus HD DVR HR23

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of DIRECTV Plus HD DVR HR23 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and reliability. The price and usability also get good views.

usability, price, reliability, image quality

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: DIRECTV HR23700 / HR23-700 / HR23-700 High Definition DVR Receiver-may also require 2 YEAR extension of contract,monthly fees will apply by DirectTV,mDIRECTV HR23700 / HR23-700 / HR23-700 High Definition DVR Receiver-may also require 2 YEAR extension of contract,monthly fees will apply by DirectTV,m

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (hometheaterreview.com)

DirecTV HR23 Satellite Receiver and HD DVR Reviewed

 

This is the next step up from DirecTV's HR21. It has a larger hard drive which allows for about 100 hours of HD recording and 400 hours of SD recording. No BBC box is required to get the full HD lineup. However, even through you pay to "buy" this DVR,...

The DirecTV's HR23 has a large 500GB hard drive, with the option to add external storage

Even though you must pay up front to "purchase" an HR23, you do not technically own it: DirecTV still charges monthly equipment lease fees, in addition to DVR service charges ; This box does not feature a built-in wireless network connection ; DirecTV...

The HR23 is a worthy HD DVR with a large 500GB hard drive, a fairly intuitive interface, compatibility with DirecTV's new multiroom function, and the ability to send and receive streamed content over a home network. The HR23 has a $199 asking price,...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Keven H. (newegg.com)

Decent DVR

 

Years ago I had DirecTV TiVos and really liked those UIs. DirecTV is not quite as slick as TiVo, but they do have a few UI features TiVo did not have (when I last used a TiVo).

Been using this for over 1 year. My other DVR (HR22) seems sluggish at times. Over the past few years it appears DirecTV has been adding software overhead and causing the HR22 to slow down? The HR23 doesn't seem to have as much problem with performance.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: ChrisB (newegg.com)

DirectTV - Criminals

 

All though DirectTV service is in my opinion better than cable. Their polocies, and customer service really lag behind.

Performs a little better than ther hr22's, and the larger hard drive is a plus. It is their best reciever yet. However HR24 is coming soon, and from what I understand has a much faster CPU, and completely banishes the poor performance experienced in...

In order to activate DirectTV obligated me to another 2 years of service. I was surprised, and dissapointed by this

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

DirectTV - Criminals

 

All though DirectTV service is in my opinion better than cable. Their polocies, and customer service really lag behind.

Performs a little better than ther hr22's, and the larger hard drive is a plus. It is their best reciever yet. However HR24 is coming soon, and from what I understand has a much faster CPU, and completely banishes the poor performance experienced in...

In order to activate DirectTV obligated me to another 2 years of service. I was surprised, and dissapointed by this.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

THIS IS A LEASE

 

LOOKS GOOD, BUT SENT BACK DUE TO THE FACT THAT IT WAS NOT DISCLOSED THAT THIS WAS A LEASE AND NOT A PURCHASE

ONCE YOU CALL AND ACTIVATE THIS, DIRECTV AUTOMATICALLY EXTENDS YOUR CONTRACT 2 YEARS. THIS IS NOT A PURCHASE

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Eric M. (newegg.com)

THIS IS A LEASE

 

LOOKS GOOD, BUT SENT BACK DUE TO THE FACT THAT IT WAS NOT DISCLOSED THAT THIS WAS A LEASE AND NOT A PURCHASE

ONCE YOU CALL AND ACTIVATE THIS, DIRECTV AUTOMATICALLY EXTENDS YOUR CONTRACT 2 YEARS. THIS IS NOT A PURCHASE...............................

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Donut (newegg.com)

great equipment

 

As a former employee of directv yes the equipment is leased, end of story. If you look on the box it comes in it clearly says "Attention: This receiver is a leased product..." On the access card package it states that by opening it, you agree to the...

Good size hard drive can even add external one. Nice networking capabilities

Yes, sometimes the menu and remote responses move real slow

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Dustin W. (newegg.com)

great equipment

 

As a former employee of directv yes the equipment is leased, end of story. If you look on the box it comes in it clearly says "Attention: This receiver is a leased product..." On the access card package it states that by opening it, you agree to the...

Good size hard drive can even add external one. Nice networking capabilities.

Yes, sometimes the menu and remote responses move real slow

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Dustin S. (newegg.com)

same as you get from directv

 

it's a great deal when on sale. directv installers charge a service fee to deliver a hd box to you if you order it from them

it is HD has lots of space on it. expandable with an esata external hdd. looks good.

it is a lease. you technically don't own the box. some tv's can't be programmed into the remote to function 100%

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: fudnip (newegg.com)

same as you get from directv

 

it's a great deal when on sale. directv installers charge a service fee to deliver a hd box to you if you order it from them

it is HD has lots of space on it. expandable with an esata external hdd. looks good

it is a lease. you technically don't own the box. some tv's can't be programmed into the remote to function 100

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications

DIRECTVs latest HD DVR receiver, the HR23. Packed with features - the HR23 boast MPEG-4 format compatibility, multiple screen format resolutions, and DIRECTVs popular DIRECtV+ PLUS DVR technology.