"Terrible, just terrible"0.5 starson by golfnutcasey
Pros: I really can't think of any
Cons: You name it!
Summary: I would have given this a "0" rating if that were a choice. Directv is pushing this product on people who don't even want it. I had Hughes Tivo receiver purchased through Directv until lightning got it the other day. So when they send me a new one (after I agree to a new service contract) I receive this piece of junk they call a DVR.
First of all, it is completely inferior to any product Tivo has ever made in every way. The features that do work are still not as nice as Tivo's features.
My main disapointment with the unit is the inability to toggle between the tuners. You actually have to start recording something to be able to watch the other tuner. If you are not recording, you really only have a standard satellite receiver with one tuner to watch.
Other problems include losing stored programs and the DVR never recording what you set it to record to begin with.
I will be switching to Dish Network and going with their far superior Dish Player-DVR 625. You can toggle between tuners and watch live and recorded programs from the DVR in another room on a different television with that unit. Far superior.
Directv really dropped the ball on this one!