"TiVO Great, DirecTV HD Horrible"1.5 starson by dfarley27
Pros: Good job of recording HD shows
Cons: Good luck finding something you want to record
Summary: I have had no problems with the unit itself, but it is horribly limited by apathy of DirecTV. First of all, their $11/month HD package gets you ESPN and ESPN2 HD plus a bunch of garbage channels. Since they can't provide you with local HD channels you can only get them by investing in your own OTA antenna and hoping you can pull in the signals. Beyond the HD content limitations, the only TiVO software that DirecTV supports is about 4 versions behind what the latest stand alone Tivo's run. According to DirecTV there is not plans to upgrade it at anytime in the near future and provide customers with enhanced capabilties. This is consistent with DirecTV's overall service philosophy of providing minimal functionality for maximum cost.