Dish Networks DVR 921 HD

The Good Records standard and high-def TV; has satellite tuners and an over-the-air tuner; multiple connectivity options; aspect-ratio control; 30-second commercial skip; excellent RF remote control.

The Bad Expensive; no easy way to archive recorded shows to DVD or VHS; limited to 25 hours of HD recording; bulky console design.

The Bottom Line Dish Networks' DVR 921 is an excellent all-in-one solution for recording satellite and over-the-air HDTV.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 6.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Performance 6.0
6.0 Overall

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Review

Dish Networks DVR 921 HD

Review summary

The Dish Player-DVR 921 is the first widely available satellite receiver with a built-in digital video recorder (DVR) that can record standard and HDTV programming. Despite its steep $999 price tag, the DVR 921 is an excellent all-in-one solution for Dish Network viewers who want to time-shift their HD viewing with ease. Its only real competition--the HD TiVo--is available only to DirecTV subscribers and also retails for $999.

Editor's note: We have changed the rating in this review to reflect recent changes in our rating scale. Click here to find out more.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Dish Network
  • Type DVR
  • Max Recording Capacity 180 hour(s)
  • Storage Capacity 250 GB
  • Tuner Qty 2
  • Type universal remote control
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