HR20-700 released

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HR20-700 released

DirecTV's new HD DVR has been released, in california (LA) only. I have personally spoken with DirecTV to confirm that it is out. The rest of the country can't be very far behind. I've posted a link to the manual from DirecTv's site, it's looks pretty cool.

http://www.directv.com/see/pdf/060508HR20UserGuidev1_0b.pdf

Yesterday TiVo announced

Yesterday TiVo announced their new HD DVR so today DirecTV has decided to start accepting orders country-wide for their new HD DVR (DirecTV started accepting LA only orders on August 30th).

So how does the DirecTV HD DVR stack up against TiVo's offering? First
of all, the DirecTV HD DVR is $199 for new customers or can be leased
or bought for $299 for existing customers while the TiVo HD DVR is
$799! There are of course other costs to consider such as additional
receivers and HD through DirecTV as well as the TiVo subscription for
the TiVo unit. Both devices support dual tuners (Dual CableCARDs for
the TiVo and Dual tuners for DirecTV) and provide digital video through
HDMI. The DirecTV version supports Dolby 5.1 while TiVo's is THX
Certified. So, how many home theater owners have had the THX engineers
certify their home theaters?