What is the difference between a TiVo DVR and a DIRECTV DVR?

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For a comparison of TiVo DVRs and the DIRECTV DVR:

  • Depending on model and manufacturer, TiVo DVRs offer different levels of functionality and recording capacity to best meet your home entertainment needs.
  • TiVo Series2 DVRs work with almost any programming source: antenna, analog cable, digital cable and satellite. You can also configure the DVR to support both satellite and another source.
  • If you have broadband Internet access, you can enjoy features like digital music, photos, remote scheduling and more.

The TiVo Series2 DT DVR is a standalone box that can record shows from two basic cable channels, or from one basic cable and one digital cable (or satellite) channel, at once. It has built-in Ethernet to support a wired broadband connection to the TiVo service, and can also be used with a wireless adapter or a phone connection.

  • The DIRECTV DVR has built in dual tuner satellite receivers, which allow it to record two shows at the same time. They do not support network connections to the TiVo service. For more information on DIRECTV DVRs, contact DIRECTV.

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