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Engadget score

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85
79
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Avg. critic rating

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8.8
6.8
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Avg. user rating

7.5
6.0
9.0
8.3
6.9

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Price

General

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Type

High def DVR
High def DVR
High def DVR
High def DVR
High def DVR

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HD recording capacity

55 hours
500 hours
45 hours

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SD recording capacity

350 hours
2000 hours
500 hours

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Digital tuners

ATSC, CableCARD (M-Card), QAM cable
DVB-T

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Number of digital tuners

2
3
2
2

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Analog tuners

NTSC
Analog cable

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Number of analog tuners

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Service type

Satellite
Cable
Satellite
Standalone

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Additional service fee

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Playback

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Video formats

1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
1080p, 1080i, 720p
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
1080i, 720p

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Zoom / widescreen modes

Full
Full, Native, Zoom

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Video control

Instant replay, Slow motion, Frame forward, Frame reverse, Jump ahead
Instant replay, Frame forward, Frame reverse, Jump ahead

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Video services

Video-on-demand
Video-on-demand
Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Video-on-demand

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Multi-room support

Yes
Yes
Yes
No

Recording

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Live TV buffer

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Remote scheduling

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Automatic / criteria-based recording

Title, Keyword, Category
Yes
Yes

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Find / browse by content type

HD, Movies, News, Sports, Kids
Yes
HD, Movies, News, Sports
Yes

Digital media

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Audio playback

No

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Audio codec support

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Video playback

No
No

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Video codec support

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Photo viewer

No

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Image format support

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DVR-to-computer transfer

No

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OS support

Remote

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Remote (included)

Programmable (AAA batteries)
Programmable
Programmable (AAA batteries)
Yes
No

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IR blaster

No
Yes
No

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Serial control

No
Yes
No

Other features

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Upgradeable firmware

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Front text display

No
Yes
No
No

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Parental controls

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Outputs

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Video outputs

Antenna / RF, Component (1 outputs), HDMI, RCA / composite (1 outputs), S-Video (1 outputs)
Component (1 outputs), HDMI (1 outputs, v1.4)
Antenna / RF, HDMI (1 outputs), RCA / composite (1 outputs)
Component (1 outputs), HDMI (1 outputs), RCA / composite (1 outputs)
Antenna / RF

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Audio outputs

Coaxial (digital), TOSLINK (optical)
via HDMI, RCA stereo, TOSLINK (optical)
via HDMI, RCA stereo, TOSLINK (optical)

Inputs

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Networking

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Ethernet

10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]
None

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Adapter location

Internal adapter

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WiFi

No
802.11 b, g, n
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WiFi encryption

WEP, WPA, WPA2

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Analog modem

None

Storage

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Internal storage

1024 GB
2 TB
320 GB

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External / expandable DVR storage

Yes
Yes
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USB

None
2.0 (1 ports)

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Memory card reader

No

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Memory card support

Optical media

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Optical media (built-in)

No
No
No
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Playback formats

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Record programming to disc

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Recording formats

Size and Weight

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Height

2.4 inches
1.56 inches

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Width

16.5 inches
5.51 inches

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Depth

9.7 inches
2.76 inches

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Weight

6.8 pounds
3.99 ounces

Pricing and Availability

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Availability

Available
Available
Available
Available
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Discontinued (US)

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Released (US)

April 1, 2014
August, 2008

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Announced (US)

January 8, 2013
January 7, 2013

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

$299 USD

Colors

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Colors

Black
Black
Black
Black
Black

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

1 year

Environmental

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