updated 10:45 am EST, Thu February 9, 2012
DirecTV ships TiVo HD DVR nationwide
The long-awaited and promised TiVo-enabled HD DVR from DirecTV is finally available nationwide. Previously, the set-top was only available in 10 markets. The box is unique in combining the TiVo interface and peanut remote control with DirecTV's HD content lineup.
Users can record up to 400 hours of standard-definition content or 100 hours of HD content and access more than 7,000 shows and movies on demand. Thanks to TiVo Suggestions, users can find shows that are similar to what they watched and liked. Two shows at once can be recorded through the dual tuner.
The DVR costs $199 but users need to pay the $5 per month TiVo service fee, $10 HD Access Fee, along with the $7 DVR fee.