DIRECTV Plus HR20 HD DVR
The DIRECTV(R) Plus HD DVR (HR20) combines the best entertainment with unprecedented control and convenience to create the ultimate TV viewing experience. It brings together the new DIRECTV Plus DVR and DIRECTV HD Receiver. Viewers are able to record one HD program while watching another and record two different shows at the same time, while watching a pre-recorded program. The DIRECTV Plus HD DVR gives the user the ability to pause and rewind live HD TV for up to 90 minutes, use instant replay and watch playback in slow motion. The DIRECTV Plus HD DVR is able to record more than 30 hours of DIRECTV HD programming delivered in MPEG-2, or up to 50 hours of DIRECTV HD programming delivered in MPEG-4, or up to 200 hours of standard-definition programming. In addition, the DIRECTV Plus HD DVR is MPEG-4 compatible, and is the first DIRECTV HD receiver with interactive capabilities.
I managed to take a picture of the rear of the unit, showing HDMI, component, s-video and composite connections, but I was informed by the DIRECTV rep that the unit being displayed was not the finished model.
DIRECTV plans to launch the DIRECTV Plus HD DVR at retail mid-2006. Initial pricing is sketchy but expect to see the lease option begin around $250 with a service contract.
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