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DIRECTV Black High Definition MPEG-4 DVR Satellite Receiver - HR23

Abt Model: HR23 | UPC Code: 185463000467
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Standard-Definition (MPEG-2) And High Definition (MPEG-2, MPEG-4) Enabled/ Record Up To 400 Hours Of SD, Up To 100 Hours Of HD (MPEG-2) Or Up To 100 Hours Of HD (MPEG-4) Programming/ 2 Satellite Tuners/ 14 Day Advanced Program Guide/ 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i Picture Output And Multiple Screen Formats Supported/ Replaced The HR22/ Black Finish
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DIRECTV Black High Definition MPEG-4 DVR Satellite Receiver - HR23

The DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR delivers you the ultimate in 100% digital-quality picture and sound. Add DIRECTV® HD Access 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 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 (MPEG-2) and high definition (MPEG-2, MPEG-4) enabled
  • Record up to 400 hrs of SD, up to 100 hours of HD (MPEG-2) programming or up to 100 hours of HD (MPEG-4) programming**
  • 2 satellite tuners for access to SD and HD DIRECTV programming
  • 14 Day 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, 1080p 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 outputs
  • Parental locks/control

Benefits:

  • View and record standard definition content, high definition content.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Package Content:

  • HD DVR Satellite Set HR23
  • A/V (RCA) Cables
  • S-Video Cables
  • Component (YPbPr) Cables
  • Phone cord
  • Access Card
  • Power cord
  • B-band converters (2)
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries Included (2AA)

Specifications:

  • Tuners
    • Satellite: 2
    • ATSC*: 0
  • Inputs / Outputs
    • Video Outputs
      • HDMI
      • Component
      • S-Video
      • Composite
    • Audio Outputs
      • Digital Optical 1
      • Stereo 2
    • Other
      • Satellite In (2)
      • Phone
      • Front USB
      • Back USB
      • 2 Ethernet (RJ45)
      • S-ATA Port

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 15.12"
  • Height: 2.8"
  • Depth: 11.8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 9.5 lbs.
  • Shipping: 14.25 lbs.

Warranty Information

  • Manufacturer's Warranty(authorized online retailer): Limited 90-day

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
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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DIRECTV Black High Definition MPEG-4 DVR Satellite Receiver
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (13)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Great picture quality (6)
  • Large capacity / good size (5)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Movies (7)
  • Home (6)
  • Television (6)
  • Sports (4)
  • Works w/high def (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (9), Casual user (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Receiver

My receiver is hooked up to my HD set in the living room. The best feature is the 500mb hard drive. The HR23 model is the most current one they produce and will let...Read complete review

My receiver is hooked up to my HD set in the living room. The best feature is the 500mb hard drive. The HR23 model is the most current one they produce and will let you record 100 hours of HD programing. The other models HR 20-22 only let you record 50 hours.

I have nothing bad to say about this product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice but slow

Great Picture Great sound, Great streaming from my computer to view pictures and accessing my music, but it is very slow changing channels, info searching, If it were some what quicker it would...Read complete review

Great Picture Great sound, Great streaming from my computer to view pictures and accessing my music, but it is very slow changing channels, info searching, If it were some what quicker it would be amazing, but I would buy again.

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4.0

Excellent picture and sound!

By 

from Pasadena, CA

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Use
  • High Capacity

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Television

    Comments about DIRECTV Black High Definition MPEG-4 DVR Satellite Receiver:

    I use this as part of Directv's new "Whole home" system. So, I can watch a show in one room, but go finish in another.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Just what I asked for

    By 

    from Dayville, CT

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Television

      Comments about DIRECTV Black High Definition MPEG-4 DVR Satellite Receiver:

      The product is what it is. The problem is DirecTV. I was just replacing a receiver with this one. No changes what so ever. They said I had to extend a contract with them for 2 years. Love ABT Hate DirecTV

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      5.0

      Fantastic Picture

      By 

      from La Mirada, CA

      About Me Enthusiast

      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 High Definition MPEG-4 DVR Satellite Receiver:

        DIRECTV HD DVR has an excellent picture. I recently purchased an HDTV and wanted to upgrade my current DVR to HD. When purchased through an outside vendor, there is no mandatory 2 year contract extension. You know the exact model of the dvr verses leasing from DIRECTV. In addition, you own the DVR.

        Service and delivery comments:

        My DVR was promptly delivered in excellent condition. I called DIRECTV and provided the access card information and everything worked immediately.

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good Price, Product [...]

        By 

        from Southern California

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Movies

          Comments about DIRECTV Black High Definition MPEG-4 DVR Satellite Receiver:

          Product is good for satellite TV use.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Quick delivery.

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great Receiver

          By 

          from Trabuco Canyon Calif.

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None So Far

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Movies
          • Television

          Comments about DIRECTV Black High Definition MPEG-4 DVR Satellite Receiver:

          My receiver is hooked up to my HD set in the living room. The best feature is the 500mb hard drive. The HR23 model is the most current one they produce and will let you record 100 hours of HD programing. The other models HR 20-22 only let you record 50 hours.

          I have nothing bad to say about this product.

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          worked 4 me

          By 

          from cali california

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • High Capacity
          • Reliable
          • This item was very simple

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dorm Room
            • Home
            • Office
            • Television

            Comments about DIRECTV Black High Definition MPEG-4 DVR Satellite Receiver:

            For me this was a dream come true...great picture with great capacity on hard drive....way to go directv.

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            5.0

            Huge improvement

            By 

            from Clovis,CA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Television

              Comments about DIRECTV Black High Definition MPEG-4 DVR Satellite Receiver:

              Huge improvement over Directv's last version of this receiver. Much quieter and faster remote response.

              Comment on this review

               
              3.0

              Nice but slow

              By 

              from New Lenox

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Great Picture

              Cons

              • Channel changing is slow

              Best Uses

              • Movies
              • Sports
              • Works w/High Def

              Comments about DIRECTV Black High Definition MPEG-4 DVR Satellite Receiver:

              Great Picture Great sound, Great streaming from my computer to view pictures and accessing my music, but it is very slow changing channels, info searching, If it were some what quicker it would be amazing, but I would buy again.

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good Product, Some Room For Improvement

              By 

              from St. Louis

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about DIRECTV Black High Definition MPEG-4 DVR Satellite Receiver:

                    Can be a bit tricky to set up with regard to the input settings. With the amount of HD programming available, it would be great if Direct TV offered larger hard drive storage options with this unit.
                    All in all, a very good product.

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    This is the second one I have purchased

                    By 

                    from Liberty Township, Ohio

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Great Picture

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Movies
                      • Works w/High Def

                      Comments about DIRECTV Black High Definition MPEG-4 DVR Satellite Receiver:

                      I use this to record programs that I am not home to watch when they are on. I am planning on using the data cable to get on demand as well

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