I currently have a Dish network DVR and have been pretty happy with it. Two of the things I really like are:
-I use just one box that feeds signals to the 2 TVs in our house.
-I can concurrently record and/or watch 2 shows at the same time. Basically it can handle just about any combination of streaming shows to both TVs while still recording on both tuners.
Unfotunately, my girlfriend and I have to move to San Francisco for my new job and the loft we rented has some limitations as to what tv service I can use. All units have a choice of either DirectTV or Charter. The property management person said I could have Dish Network, but would have to install the dish for it inside my loft, which doesn't sound like it would work at all.
I read somewhere that the current DirectTV DVR can't playback a show while you are recording 2 other shows, is this true? Which of these two services (DirectTV or Charter Cable) would offer the closest functionality to what I am used to with my Dish Network DVR?