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Moxi HD DVR Reviewed

Moxi HD DVR Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Moxi has been making a name for itself in the DVR industry and we can see why. There are two and three tuner configurations available and this model features a 500GB hard drive with the ability to add more storage. It permits access to Netflix, Rhapsody, Hulu and many more and the service is free once you pay for the box... Read More

 
DirecTV HR23 Satellite Receiver and HD DVR Reviewed

DirecTV HR23 Satellite Receiver and HD DVR Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

This is the next step up from DirecTV's HR21. It has a larger hard drive which allows for about 100 hours of HD recording and 400 hours of SD recording. No BBC box is required to get the full HD lineup. However, even through you pay to "buy" this DVR, DirecTV still owns it and charges monthly equipment fees... Read More

 
Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

Home Theater Review Editors have searched high and low, near and far, for the best products of 2009, from HDTVs to receivers, speakers to Blu-ray players, and more. Check to read the best in LED and LCD HDTV reviews here on HomeTheaterReview.com. Read More

 
DirecTV H20 Satellite Receiver Reviewed

DirecTV H20 Satellite Receiver Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Like DirecTV's television signal, the HD picture quality is better than many cable services. This box is easy to set up and easy to use although you still have to pay monthly rental fees after acquiring the box. Overall, this receiver gets high marks from out editors... Read More

 
DirecTV HR21 Satellite Receiver and HD DVR Reviewed

DirecTV HR21 Satellite Receiver and HD DVR Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

DirecTV's primary HD DVR features a 320GB hard drive and gives you the ability to record two shows at once or watch one show while recording another. Some VOD programming is available. This interface is not quite as intuitive as the TiVo interface and does not offer as many services as the TiVo does... Read More

 
Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD Cable Receiver Reviewed

Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD Cable Receiver Reviewed

By Dr. Ken Taraszka

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

This receiver allows you to easily add external hard drives if you need to increase storage capacity and it permits the recording of two shows simultaneously. The biggest drawbacks are that it takes time to switch between standard and HD channels and it sometimes freezes up and rebooting takes about 15 minutes... Read More

 
Humax DRT800 DVD Recorder with TiVo Service Reviewed

Humax DRT800 DVD Recorder with TiVo Service Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

This unit combines a DVD recorder with a TiVo DVR and provides the best of both worlds. You can use the 80GB hard drive to store shows and then determine whether or not you wish to record them on DVDs. TiVo's user friendly system is a benefit but downloading the TV guide takes a little bit too long... Read More

 
ViewSonic NextVision HD12 Reviewed

ViewSonic NextVision HD12 Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

This product is designed to bring in the highest quality HD picture via the old fashioned rooftop antenna. Both the sound and picture quality this unit provides are excellent although programming the channels does take a bit longer than most users would like... Read More

 
ReplayTV Series 5500 Digital Video Recorder Reviewed

ReplayTV Series 5500 Digital Video Recorder Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

RePlayTV allows users to digitally record their favorite shows without having to use videotape. This DVR also allows you to fast forward through commercials and pause live TV if you have to answer the telephone or use the facilities. There is also a seven-second replay feature and features an extensive on screen electronic program guide... Read More

 
HR10-250 DirectTV HD Tivo DVR Reviewed

HR10-250 DirectTV HD Tivo DVR Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

The TiVo system functions like a VCR without videotape which can fade or even break. Instead, this saves television programming on a hard drive. This unit acts as a receiver and a recorder in one. Two shows can be recorded at the same time or you can watch one show while recording another. Storage capacity is 30 hours of HD programming or 200 hours of SD... Read More