Re: DirecTV HR-20
This is one of the WORST components I have EVER OWNED....
While I LOVE the TiVo interface - the failure rate is through the roof. DirecTV will send you a new one but the install cost if you are not a DIY guy is expensive. If your time is worth a lot, it is expensive too.
Just YESTERDAY my living room 10-250 crapped out requiring a "restart" by unpluging the unit. It was in the MIDDLE of the Eagles-Gaints game and I had a housefull of guests.
If you call DirecTV their ONLY response seems to be to "power down" the unit. They have some voodoo from their side that can restart the unit but rarely works.
So when they send you a new unit - you lose ALL of your recordings on your TiVo as well as your programming!!!!
Jerry Del Colliano