After being released in only select markets, the TiVo-enabled HD DVR from DirecTV is now available nationwide. The set-top was set to launch in 2009 following the reconciliation of TiVo and DirecTV back in 2008, but has been delayed until last December, when it launched in only 10 markets.
The TiVo HD DVR combines the TiVo service with DirecTV’s HD content in a seamless interface along with TiVo’s unique peanut remote and Swivel Search feature. It allows users to easily set Season Pass Recordings, create WishList Searches, get TiVo show suggestions, record up to 100 hours of HD programming, and record two shows at once.
Users can access more than 7,000 on-demand movies and shows from both HD shows and movies from DirecTV Cinema. The set-top box costs $199, but an additional $5 per month TiVo service fee is required along with a $10 HD Access fee and a $7 DVR fee.