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DirecTV HR24

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of DirecTV HR24. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and design also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the DirecTV HR24 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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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 3.5/5 for other products in the same category on Opinions about the design and image quality are overall positive. The size and price also get good opinions, but many are negative about the reliability.

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

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (

DirecTV HR24 Satellite Receiver and HD DVR Reviewed


Reviewer Adrienne Maxwell decided to upgrade her system with the DirecTV HR24 Satellite Receiver and HD DVR, and it proved to be quite the upgrade according to her review.

The HR24 has a 500GB hard drive, with the option to add a larger hard drive via the eSATA port ; SWiM technology allows you to use a single coaxial cable and still get dual-tuner functionality ; The HR24 is much faster than previous DirecTV HD DVRs and...

This box does not feature a built-in wireless network connection, and the USB ports don't support wireless networking or media playback ; DirecTV does not support access to Internet services like Netflix, VUDU, Pandora, etc ; DirecTV does not currently...

Thus far, I'm very happy with my new HR24. Its primary advantages over previous DirecTV HD DVRs are its speed and its smaller, more attractive design. Of course, I got mine as a free upgrade, which always makes things easier to like. Are those perks...

May, 2011

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Efficient, Fast

Easy To Setup, Easy To Use

Jun, 2011

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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

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