2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2014 8:05 AM by kdanieli RSS

Which model HD DVR (non-Genie) is best?

kdanieli

Which HD DVR model works best?  (I don't need Genie service).

 

Is there a difference between HR-24-200 and HR-24-500?

 

Which models of HD DVR are ones to avoid?  (One time they gave me a model that wasn't HR24 and it worked very slowly.  I'd push the buttons on the remote and the DVR would take many seconds to respond).

 

Thanks

  • Re: Which model HD DVR (non-Genie) is best?
    carl6

    The general consensus from posts I see are the HR24 (regardless of dash number) is preferable to earlier HR2x models.  The dash number indicates the manufacturer of the box.  However, unless you order a DVR from a third party vendor, there is no guarantee what model you will get from DirecTV. All HR2x models are considered equivalent products.

    • Re: Which model HD DVR (non-Genie) is best?
      kdanieli

      Thanks.  Last year, when our HR24 went bad, they replaced it with HR2x (I forget which) and that one sucked. It was very slow, unusable.  Then they got me another HR24-500, which worked for a while but now has gone bad too.    

       

      They sent another HR24-200.