The DIRECTV Plus; HD DVR: A Look at the First Year

October 1, 2007 by  
Filed under HDTV Tech

Despite its troubled start, the DIRECTV Plus ® HD DVR has evolved into a capable high-definition video recorder. In addition, the Plus ® HD DVR has been the driving force in the creation of a strong community of enthusiasts taking an unprecedented role in the software release cycle with DIRECTV leading the way. Now it's time to look back at the DIRECTV Plus ® HD DVR journey.

January, 2006: DIRECTV's first homegrown Digital Video Recorder (DVR), the R15, has been in use for several months. The HR10-250, a high-definition DVR based on the TiVo software, has a list price of $1,000. The satellite world is ready for an alternative.

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