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> High Definition Options for DVR
( Newstime:2011-6-29 )
High Definition (HD) Digital Video Recording devices are starting to become more readily available, and affordable, for consumers. The DVRs offer all the functionality of a standard DVR (like TiVo) but also allow for viewing and recording of HD broadcasts. If you are a Cable subscriber, there are HD DVRs available to lease from the providers for a monthly fee. Satellite providers have HD DVRs available to purchase. There are also Media Center PCs and TV Capture Cards with HD compatabilty. This article will focus on all the different options available for HD Recording, and which methods are right for you.
Satellite Options
Satellite TV comes in two varieties, DirecTV and Dish Network. Each company offers a High Definition Digital Video Recorder that also works as a Satellite Receiver.

Dish Network
 offers customers the ViP722 DVR, a dual-tuner, two-TV HD DVR receiver. This is Dish Network's top-of-the-line Receiver, as it allows you to watch and record both HD and SD broadcasts, while also using the receiver as a DVR. It is a Dual-tuner Receiver for recording one show while watching another, and includes a hefty Hard Drive for up to 350 hours of SD recording, and up to 55 hours of HD recording. It also provides an Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) for scheduling recordings in advance.

 offers an HD DVR that includes the TiVo Service built-in to the Receiver. Not only do you receive HD Broadcasts for recording, you get a fully functional TiVo DVR. It includes Dual-tuners, a 250GB Hard Drive and the TiVo EPG.

Cable Options

Cable TV providers offer HD DVRs at a very affordable rate, a much better price than Satellite providers. For as little as $10 a month, you can have a fully functional High Definition Digital Video Recorder with over 100GB of storage space and Dual-tuners. Most Cable companies are now offering HD DVR service for a low monthly fee, and provide their customers with either a Motorola DCT6412 HD DVR, or a Scientific Atlanta 8300HD DVR, depending on the Cable provider. It's really nice to have an HD DVR for such a low price.