$600 or so, Some of the channels are only 480, some are only 720 and the upscaling in the HR34 does little. That is the big question, will a AVR do a better job then the upscaling of the DVR, I have saw little that tells me that DVR does much at all, and I have read about and tried every configuration.
If there is nothing I can do with the 480 then OK, but the 720 stuff even bothers me. I have heard some AVRs don't upscale the Direct TV 720 to 1080. Some do it better then others. That is why I am here.
I have been told so many different things depending on who is trying to sell me one, that I don't know where to look.