"Do not upgrade to get more HD Channels!!"1.5 starson by Techo worshiper
Pros: Mini pop up window with tv show playing while going through menus
Cons: Crashes 3-6 times a day
Summary: Do not, I repeat DO NOT get this product. DirecTV is killing themselves with their own DVR. I've been a loyal directv fan for 9 years, and a dvr worshiper for 5 years. I recently upgraded my Tivo to this model dvr due to the fact my old one would not get the new hdtv channels their launching, and very much advertising, but I'm now on my second hr20 DVR, the first died completely after 1 day. the second one will lock up in the middle of a show and reset itself, or it will play a show and lock up in play mode, requiring a reset. Or will not power on at all. You have to do Directv's fix of hitting the reset, and power on button within 2 seconds of each other, THEN WAIT 45 MINUTES to have it power on. These errors happen 3-6 times a day. 3 out of 5 shows have been interrupted and missed taping, due to the unit spending 10-15 MINUTES TO RESET! I'm returning mine, re-hooking up my old Tivo hd dvr (that works perfectly, along with all my past dvr's) and going with Dish, or Comcast when my contract is up. You can still use a tivo hd dvr with them. DO NOT GET THIS PRODUCT. It's like having a land rover and being told you need to upgrade to a Hummer, because it will go over "more hills" But the Hummer they'll send you doesn't turn left well, only starts half the time, and the breaks might go out from time to time.....