|Product||DirecTV HR20 (DirecTV Plus HD DVR)||Simple.TV||TiVo HD DVR (20-HD hours)||TiVo Series2 DT (80-hours)||TiVo HD XL DVR (150-HD hours)|
|Price||Pricing is currently unavailable.||MSRP: $149.00||$269.00||$168.95||$379.98|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||2 stars||2 stars||3 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||September 1, 2006||Info unavailable||August 15, 2007||April 25, 2006||September 4, 2008|
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The DirecTV HR20 is easy to use and offers plenty of features, but its operational bugs make use more of a headache than with other DVRs.
Simple.TV's innovative over-the-air DVR solution is far from perfect, but it's a decent budget option if you can't afford a TiVo Premiere.
While it's not compatible with your cable company's interactive and video-on-demand services, the TiVo HD's excellent onscreen interface and long list of network and Internet features puts it in a class above the generic high-def DVRs offered by most cable providers.
While its slick interface and cool networking features still distinguish it from rival DVRs, the dual-tuner function of the TiVo Series2 DT is useful only for those with analog cable service.
The TiVo HD XL charges a hefty premium for its spacious recording capacity and THX certification, but most users will be content sticking to the all-but-identical standard TiVo HD DVR.
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