"Direct TV DVR's R10"2.0 starson by rm1005
Pros: cheap compared to TIVO
Cons: We often miss scheduled 1st run shows because their service can not tell the difference between 1st runs and re-runs. The response to input comands is a fraction of a Tivo unit.
Summary: If you have ever owned a Tivo DVR you will not like Direct TV's DVR. Our R10 failed within a few months. We still have a 7 year old Tivo. We keep the TIVO box in service because we can not count on recording our desired shows on the Direct TV version. My advice - buy TIVO if you care about watching series shows