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DirecTV HR21PRO 500 GB HD DVR PRO Receiver for Ka-Ku Band (HR21PRO)

DirecTV HR21PRO 500 GB HD DVR PRO Receiver for Ka-Ku Band (HR21PRO)
alaScore 74

7 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the DirecTV HR21PRO 500 GB HD DVR PRO Receiver for Ka-Ku Band (HR21PRO) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 7 reviews)

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DirecTV HR21 Satellite Receiver and HD DVR Reviewed


DirecTV's primary HD DVR features a 320GB hard drive and gives you the ability to record two shows at once or watch one show while recording another. Some VOD programming is available. This interface is not quite as intuitive as the TiVo interface and...

While the user interface is solid, it's not quite as intuitive as theTiVo interface, nor does DirecTV offer as many enhanced services asTiVo ; The internal scaler does only an average job upconverting 480i signals ; Even though you must purchase the...

The HR21 is a worthy HD DVR that offers excellent picture quality,reliable performance, and a nice range of setup options. DirecTV HDsubscribers who wish to add DVR functionality should be generallypleased with the experience. However, it's worth...

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DirecTV HR21 Pro Satellite Receiver and HD DVR Reviewed


After being announced (or at least leaked accidentally on purpose) at the CEDIA 2007 tradeshow last September, the DirecTV HR21 Pro is now available deep into 2008. Priced at $599, this is the top of the line HD DVR for......

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DirecTV HR21-700 (Plus HD DVR) Review and Prices


Thanks to the DirecTV HR21-700's combination of high-definition (HD) programming and digital video recording (DVR), it's a handy satellite receiver, especially for people who don't necessarily have room in the TV cabinet for more than one piece of...

Good mixture of DVR and HD features, on-screen guide carries 14 days, good mixture of DVR and HD features, can record two shows while watching a third recording

No over-the-air antenna connection, price is a little high (although new customers often receive a price break), no picture-in-picture capabilities

Product Specifications

The HR21 Pro Series HD DVR delivers the ultimate home theater experience. With over 150 national channels of HD available by the end of 2008 on DIRECTV®, the HR21 Pro Series is your HD solution. It can record up to 100 hours of HD programming, twice the capability of the HR20 and HR21. This incredible HD DVR delivers an industry-unique feature with its optical HDMI output, offering maximum installation flexibibility. Standard-definition (SD) and high definition (HD) enabled Simultaneous SD & HD output 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i picture output 2 satellite tuners Record up to 400 hours of SD, or up to 100 hours of HD programming 14-day Advanced Program Guide® Pause and rewind live TV for up to 90 minutes Series LinkTM feature One touch record, auto record, manual record, and bookmarks Search and record Interactive TV enabled Optical HDMI, Component, Composite output plus Ethernet (2), S-ATA, USB Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound capable RS 232 Control Integrated RF Antenna; RF Remote included Rack Mountable Dual fans On-Screen Caller ID Anticipated delivery: NOW!!!!