Please Wait ...
Add/Remove Products
Please select 10 products or less.

Best Reviewed

Runners Up

Other Choices

You can reposition columns by dragging them left or right.
Recommended As
Pros and Cons
Sources
Amazon Rating

(average)

Where To Buy
 
Preparing Specs, Please Wait ...
Features
UPC
MPN
Recording capacity (HD)
Recording Capacity (SD)
Number of tuners
Digital cable compatible
Satellite TV compatible
Over-the-air TV compatible
Programming guide
Remote programming
External hard drive compatible
Transfer recordings to PC?
Internet streaming
Streaming from PC
Streaming to PC
Program recommendation features
Trick play features
Search features
Multi-room capabilities
Size (width, depth, height in inches)
Weight (pounds)
Warranty
Recording features
Brand
 
  • image
    *Est. $8 to $20 per…
    Pros: no upfront costs, full support of all interactive features, dual tuners, commercial skip
    Cons: limited selection, not as elegant a user interface as TiVo
    not avail.
     
    N/A
    N/A
    Up to 300 hours but varies by provider
    Up to 60 hours but varies by provider
    2
    Yes
    No
    No
    Varies by provider
    Varies by provider
    Varies by provider
    No
    No
    No
    No
    No
    Varies by provider
    Varies by provider
    Varies by provider
    Varies by provider
    Varies by provider
    Free exchange for subscribers
    Varies by provider
    Cable company
     
  • image
    *Est. $100, plus Ti …
    Pros: spiffy user interface, access to lots of online content, dual tuners, can add an external drive for more storage, can save programs to PC and burn to DVD
    Cons: more expensive initially than cable DVRs, won't work with satellite TV, no support for video on demand, requires CableCards, early termination fees on monthly plans
    not avail.
     
    851342000865
    TCD746320
    45 hours
    400 hours
    2
    Yes, requires M-series CableCard, two-way features such as on demand viewing disabled
    No
    Yes
    14 days
    Yes, Web and mobile phone
    Yes, eSATA
    Yes
    Yes, Netflix, Blockbuster On Demand, Amazon Instant Video, HuluPlus, YouTube, more.
    Yes
    No
    Yes
    Pause, rewind, fast forward, slow motion, instant replay, 30-second scan forward
    Search by title, actor, genre, keyword, related programs
    Yes; can be networked with other TiVo DVRs
    16.5 by 9.7 by 2.4
    6.8
    90 days; 1 year parts only; 30 days money back
    All episodes (Season Pass), automatic recording by title, actor, keyword or genre (Wish Lists)
    Tivo
     
  • image
    *Est. $7 per month
    Pros: two tuners, large storage capacity, fast response times, pause, fast forward and instant replay, can be programmed from a web browser or mobile phone, can stream content from your …
    Cons: less polished user interface than TiVo DVRs, no over-the-air tuners, early versions error-prone
     
    798304120493
    HR24-500
    N/A
    400
    2
    No
    DirecTV
    Yes, with optional tuner
    14 days
    Yes, Web and mobile phone
    Yes, eSATA
    No
    Third-party software required
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Pause, fast forward, rewind, instant replay, 30 second skip forward
    Search by titles, sports teams, actors, directors, channels
    Yes; requires DirecTV HD receiver at each set
    15 by 9.6 by 2.2
    6
    90 days; replacement of leased receivers out of warranty requires a handling fee and may extend your programming commitment.
    All episodes (Series Link)
    DirecTV
     
  • image
    *Est. $200 to lease …
    Pros: includes Slingbox features, huge hard drive, can accept an external hard drive, improved user interface, can send the content to two different TV sets, lots of trick play features
    Cons: high upfront cost, higher monthly cost than other Dish Network DVRs, can't integrate with Google TV, over-the-air reception requires extra cost module
     
    753960011578
    176646
    140 hours
    1,000 hours
    2
    No
    Yes
    Requires adapter
    9 days
    Yes, Web and mobile phone
    Yes
    No
    Yes, third party software required
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Pause, fast forward, reverse, 30-second skip ahead, skip back
    Search by title, actor or keyword
    Yes; TV2 output can independently feed a second TV set; Slingbox allows viewing on any Internet connected web browser and supported mobile devices.
    16 by 12.5 by 3.5
    11
    1 year
    DishPASS (automatically records programs based on title, actor or keyword), all episodes/new episodes
    Dish Network
     

Back to top