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DIRECTV Black HD DVR Satellite Receiver - HR22

Abt Model: HR22 | UPC Code: 185463000481
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Standard-Definition And High Definition Enabled/ Record Up To 500 Hrs Of SD Or 100 Hours Of HD (MPEG-4) Programming/ 2 Satellite Tuners/ Advanced Program Guide/ 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i Picture Output And Multiple Screen Formats Supported/ Replaced The HR21/ Black Finish
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DIRECTV Black HD DVR Satellite Receiver - HR22

The DIRECTV HD DVR delivers you the ultimate in 100% digital-quality DIRECTV® programming. Add the DIRECTV® HD package and DVR service and you get the best choice and widest selection of high-definition programming and the convenience of digital video recording in one unit. Images are sharper. Colors are brighter. Sound is crisper. And now they can be recorded. The easy-to-use search function enables you to locate exactly what you want to watch or record. Take a look at all the features and benefits and get ready to enjoy maximum entertainment.

Features:

  • Standard-definition and high definition (MPEG-4) enabled
  • Record up to 400 hrs of SD or or up to 100 hours of HD (MPEG-4) programming**
  • 2 satellite tuners for access to SD and HD DIRECTV programming
  • Advanced Program Guide®
  • Pause and rewind live high-definition TV for up to 90 minutes
  • Series Link
  • One touch record, auto record, manual record, and bookmarks
  • Search and record
  • Interactive TV enabled***
  • 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i picture output and multiple screen formats supported
  • Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound capable†
  • On-Screen Caller ID††
  • HDMI output, Component, S-Video, Composite, Optical Audio
  • Parental locks/control

Benefits:

  • View and record standard-definition content, high definition content, and off-air digital broadcasts, where available.*
  • Watch whatever you want on your own schedule. Store your favorite programs, whether standard-definition or high-definition.
  • No need to choose which show to watch - you can see both. Record two shows at once while watching another recording.
  • Easily find DIRECTV or off-air channels on one guide.* Search the channel guide up to 14 days in advance for what to watch or record.
  • You are in control of how you watch - back up, slow down or use instant replay.
  • Automatically and easily record an entire season of your favorite shows, even if they change day or time.
  • Effortlessly record your favorite shows with a single button touch or on a moment’s notice. Also access favorite scenes in recordings instantly.
  • Search and record your favorite shows via person, title, keyword or channel.
  • Take advantage of DIRECTV interactive features like DIRECTV ACTIVE.***
  • Listen to superb theater-quality sound with additional hardware.
  • View and log Caller ID information provided by your local phone company.
Specifications
ModelHR22
BrandDIRECTV
NameDIRECTV HD DVR
Tuners
Satellite2
ATSC*0
Inputs / Outputs
Video Outputs
HDMI1
Component1 (YPbPr)
S-Video1
Composite2 (RCA type)
Audio Outputs
Digital Optical1
Stereo2
Other
Satellite In (2)
Phone
Front USB
Back USB
2 Ethernet (RJ45)
S-ATA Port
Box Contents
HD DVR Satellite Set Top Box In BlackHR22
Cables
A/V (RCA)
S-Video
Component (YPbPr)
Other
Phone cord
Access Card
Power cord
B-band converters (2)
Remote
Model R34
IR Capable
RF Capable
4 Position Switch: DIRECTV Receiver, TV, AV1, AV2
Programmable to DIRECTV, TV, STB, DVD, VCR, Stereo
Batteries Included (2AA)
Approximate Dimensions
Width15.125"
Height2.75"
Depth12.25"
Approximate Weight
Unit9.5 lbs.
Shipping14.25 lbs.
Warranty Information
Manufacturer's Warranty
(authorized online retailer)
Limited 90-day (See User’s Guide)

Footnotes:

  1. Residential Use only
  2. Commercial or business use will void the manufactures warranty
  3. To access DIRECTV HD programming, a 5-LNB Multi-Satellite Dish, a DIRECTV HD Receiver and HD television equipment are required. Land based phone line connection required.
  4. * Local programs not delivered in HD in all markets. (no OSA tuner included)
  5. **Actual recording time varies depending on the type of programming being recorded.
  6. ***Some interactive services may require additional service fee.
    †Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
    ††To use this feature you must have your receiver directly plugged into a telephone outlet (not a wireless phone jack) and must subscribe to Caller ID or similar caller identification service from your phone company
  7. DIRECTV RECEIVER PURCHASE RESTRICTIONS:
    Purchaser must activate the receiver with DIRECTV within 30 days of receipt, using an Abt Electronics/DIRECTV account number. Failure to fulfill this condition will result in a $200 charge to the credit card used to purchase the system. This product is available for shipment to addresses within the continental US. Due to service and government restrictions, we cannot ship DIRECTV products outside these boundaries. Your receipt of DIRECTV programming is subject to the terms of their Customer Agreement, a copy of which will be in your initial statement. Please also note, we may limit system purchases and other DIRECTV offers to one per household
  8. *Opened satellite boxes & systems (or activated cards) must be returned or exchanged directly to DIRECTV
  9. See terms of DIRECTV Lease Agreement. click here

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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DIRECTV Black HD DVR Satellite Receiver
 
4.3

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (25)
  • Easy to use (22)
  • Sleek design (19)
  • Large capacity / good size (18)
  • Reliable (15)

Cons

  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (30)
  • Television (19)
  • Movies (11)
  • Office (3)
  • Sports (3)
    • How long have you owned it:
    • A month or less

       

      70% 

      (14 reviews)

      One-to-three months

       

      Three-to-six months

       

      More than six months

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (16), Practical (12), Professional (7), Enthusiast (6), Casual user (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Necessary for DTV's MPEG4 HD broadcasts

For the past 12 years I have set up my DTV receiver, dish and cabling myself without resorting to DTV's technicians. This HR21 receiver replaces a Hughes 10-250 which I have used for...Read complete review

For the past 12 years I have set up my DTV receiver, dish and cabling myself without resorting to DTV's technicians. This HR21 receiver replaces a Hughes 10-250 which I have used for the past 4 years and which I was quite happy with but with DTV now putting out all HD channels in MPEG-4 format I had to change in order to receive them. Contrary to what DTV's technical support stated in several phone calls, I found that installing a 5 LNB dish and the HR21 was simplicity itself. It took me 45 minutes to install the dish and HR21 and I had all my channels in HD immediately. The receiver itself I find visually pleasing, it now matches all my home theatre components which are also black in color. The HD pictures are superb and the only reason I knocked a "star" off the rating was some lack of definition on Standard Def channels. However I have at the same time as buying the HR21, installed a new 56" Samsung LED DLP TV and it is quite possible that the Standard Definition fuzziness is due to the TV needing me to tune the picture better. All in all the HR21 performs as advertised and I couldn't have wished for better customer service than I received from ABT.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Two lemons in a row, one more on the way

Writing this review is a bit of a dilemma for me. While the HR21-700 does enable HDTV and a stunning picture on my six-year-old Mitsubishi WS55909, it shouldn't be this...Read complete review

Writing this review is a bit of a dilemma for me. While the HR21-700 does enable HDTV and a stunning picture on my six-year-old Mitsubishi WS55909, it shouldn't be this painful.[...] What should have been up and running in under 1/2 hour including the call to DirecTV, took nearly four hours between waiting for customer support, being dropped, dialing back, waiting, getting dropped...On and on and only after having tech support have me try everything short of asking that I kick the unit, determine there was no hope in resuscitating HR21-700. So another (refurbished) unit was to be sent my way. Wait a minute; didn't I buy a "new" unit?Perhaps most of you know that DirecTV only leases it's units since 2006. Well, I didn't know this and thought I had bought the unit outright [...]. DirecTV had duly informed that unless I had paid [$] or more dollars for the unit, it was theirs. And that defective units with refurbished units...This just keeps getting better and better. Anyway, the new (refurbished) unit showed up, and being a bit dubious at this point, decided to plug it in first to the AVR to see if I had a startup screen BEFORE dismantling my current rig. I got lucky and this unit actually delivered a video image and a DirecTV startup screen. I went forward and replaced my older non-HD Tivo. Life was good for the moment.Later that evening, one of the 12 LEDs that form a lighted circle around the center dial went dark. While this in no way affects the general operation of the unit, it looks cheesy. While DirecTV support implied I should just live with it, I spent nearly [$] on this thing and I want it to work right for crying out loud.I called DirecTV and to make a long story shorter, asked for a "new" unit since the track record for the refurbished unit or this unit in general in terms of quality control wasn't winning me over. My refurbished replacement (third unit) is on it’s way.If you buy this unit, good luck. But once you get it working, you’ll probably be happy with it. I do prefer the Tivo interface to what DirecTV gives you but it’s not hard getting used to. I also notice there is no slow motion function ala Tivo that was a real nice feature for sports programming. Enough.

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5.0

meet's all my expectations

By Elibats

from St, Louis, MO

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Crisp Picture
  • Easy Installation
  • Fast Connection

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Movies

    Comments about DIRECTV Black HD DVR Satellite Receiver:

    HR-22 receiver/dvr meets all my expectations, [...]

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    5.0

    Would do business again!

    By Roxanne the internet surfer

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Installation

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about DIRECTV Black HD DVR Satellite Receiver:

    This HD-DVR for Direct TV is so hard to find on the internet. I was really happy to find it on this website. Good price [...]. I hate to "rent" DVR's from Direct TV. I like to own my receivers! Definitely a good find!

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By Saddletramp35

    from Lady Lake, Fl

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Crisp Picture
    • Easy Installation
    • Fast Connection

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Office

      Comments about DIRECTV Black HD DVR Satellite Receiver:

      Using with a SWR system and did not need two coax for recording another program while watching a differnt one

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      5.0

      Best deal for receiver

      By 04Cayenne

      from Oxnard, CA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Crisp Picture
      • Easy Installation
      • Fast Connection

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Movies
        • Sports

        Comments about DIRECTV Black HD DVR Satellite Receiver:

        Great price for a Directv receiver, [...]

        Service and delivery comments:

        Receiver arrived in California two days after being shipped. Great customer service.

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        4.0

        An excellent DVR

        By Rich

        from Wyncote, PA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Crisp Picture
        • Easy Installation
        • Easy to use
        • Fast Connection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about DIRECTV Black HD DVR Satellite Receiver:

          Able record more programs than most DVRs and you can watch one channel while recording on another.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery was prompt, faster than expected and arrivd in good condition

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          5.0

          Performs well

          By Romeojr

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Crisp Picture
          • Easy Installation
          • Fast Connection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Movies
            • Sports

            Comments about DIRECTV Black HD DVR Satellite Receiver:

            Only issue I had was that the card needed to be replaced. Other than that, it performs well and the clarity is really nice.

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            5.0

            "But it's a lease!"

            By Eldorado

            from Diamond Springs, CA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Crisp Picture
            • Easy Installation
            • Fast Connection

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Movies
              • Sports

              Comments about DIRECTV Black HD DVR Satellite Receiver:

              It wasn't until I opened it that I realized I had leased the unit, not purchased it, and that it belonged to DirectTV. Otherwise, it works well.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Excellent service, delivered on time in perfect condition.

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              5.0

              very SATISFIED with purchase.

              By ben

              from texarkana arkansas

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Crisp Picture
              • Easy Installation
              • Fast Connection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DIRECTV Black HD DVR Satellite Receiver:

                  good

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Product Lives up to Hipe.

                  By Richard

                  from Alpharetta, Georgia

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use
                  • High Capacity
                  • Reliable
                  • Sleek Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Movies
                    • Television

                    Comments about DIRECTV Black HD DVR Satellite Receiver:

                    Overall, no issues with the product.

                    Comment on this review

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Product!

                    By Shogun

                    from San Ramon, CA

                    About Me Power User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • High Capacity
                    • Reliable
                    • Sleek Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Movies
                      • Television

                      Comments about DIRECTV Black HD DVR Satellite Receiver:

                      Abt is a great site to buy Directv products if you don't want to lease the equipment from Directv.

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