Originally Posted by wonderboy111
Really? Well, that's great to hear, but I don't often hear it. It's been hard to find someone with something good to say about it. I know there are different models, too 100, 700, is one better than the other? Hate to suffer with fewer HD Channel options because their HD DVR is crap.
There are two type of people in the world. People who irrationally love the TiVo interface and can't give it up and everybody else.
If you fall into the everybody else segment of the population, the consensus is that:
1) the HR20 is clearly better then Scientific Atlanta and Motorola HD DVRs offered by cable companies.
2) Dish 622/722 is favored in some areas (such as PiP, external storage)
3) HR20 favored in other areas (VOD, media extender)
Now, there is some incredibly misleading advertising out there, don't get sucked in by it.
For example on their website Dish claims their HD DVR records "Up to 55 hours" while DirecTV's is "only 20 hours". The truth is they are comparing the maximum recording time of their DVR (6-8 mbps mpeg4 recording only) to the worst-case theoretical minimum of DirecTV's (19.39 maxed bandwidth mpeg2 recording). In an apples to apple comparison, the difference is the Dish Network claim of up to 55 hours vs. the DirecTV claim of up to 50 hours.