October 08, 2010
DirecTV's DVR service has improved quite a bit over the last couple years. If you're okay with DirecTV's monthly pricing, I think it's only another $5/month for their DVR. The have something new called "Whole Home DVR" where you can share one DVR for all your TV's (so you can watch any recorded show on any of your TV's). If you don't want to stay with DirectTV, I'd check out the Tivo Premiere boxes. Tivo has a monthly fee, but they also have some great internet content as well as part of the service. As far as I'm concerned, for pure DVR functionality, Tivo has the best interface, but it comes at a cost. There's chatter on the forums that a DirecTV-Tivo box may make a comeback in the near future.