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.
Dish Networks DVR 921 HD
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 --is available only to DirecTV subscribers and also retails for $999.
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