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Dish Network DTVPal

Dish Network DTVPal
alaScore 79

2 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 2 expert reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 67/100. The average review date is Oct 21, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 218326 reviews from other Receivers & Amplifiers. The alaScore™ for this product is 79/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (

Dish Network DTVPal review


Editors' note : The Dish Network DTVPal DVR has been replaced by the virtually identical Channel Master CM-7000P .

DVR that records free over-the-air HDTV; no monthly fees; excellent image quality; dual-tuner design means you can record two program simultaneously from one antenna; 30 hours of HD recording.

Works more like a VCR than a modern DVR; bland user interface; lacks the polish of TiVo HD or Dish's own HD DVRs; terrible warranty and return policy; troubling online reports of crashing and freezing.

The Dish Network DTVPal DVR offers up bare-bones, over-the-air HDTV recording without a monthly fee, but it doesn't compare to subscription-based DVRs, and Dish's nonexistent return policy makes it a real gamble.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (

Dish Network DTVPal review: Dish Network DTVPal


Dish Network DTVPal

Excellent electronic program guide, with several days worth of data; can search for programs by title; solid video quality and reception; good aspect ratio controls for handling wide-screen programs on standard TVs; analog pass-through; can work with...

Overcomplicated remote can't control TV volume and power; no front panel buttons means you're out of luck if the remote goes missing; composite audiovisual cable not included.

The Dish Network DTVPal is a great DTV converter box with a best-in-class electronic program guide and should be your top choice, unless you value the simplicity and superior remote of the RCA DTA800.

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications

The DTVPal DVR digital-to-analog converter box is the first and only to offer digital video recording (DVR) and high-definition (HD) capabilities along with analog pass-through.

Combined Device

Type:Digital TV tuner / HDD recorder

Digital TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner Type:ATSC DTV
Tuner Qty:1

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:EchoStar Communications
Model:DTVPal DVR
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:DISH Network