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Engadget score

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85
83
73
82

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Avg. critic rating

9.0
8.8
8.5
7.3
7.9

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Avg. user rating

8.0
9.0
8.3
7.0
9.0

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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

350 hours
500 hours
250 hours
75 hours

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SD recording capacity

2000 hours
1000 hours

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Digital tuners

ATSC

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Number of digital tuners

3
3
2
4

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Analog tuners

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Number of analog tuners

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Service type

Cable
Satellite
Satellite
Standalone

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Additional service fee

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Playback

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Video formats

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

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Zoom / widescreen modes

Full, Native, Zoom
Full, Native, Zoom

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Video control

Instant replay, 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, Video-on-demand

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Multi-room support

Yes
Yes

Recording

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Live TV buffer

60 mins

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Remote scheduling

Yes
Yes

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Automatic / criteria-based recording

Yes
Yes

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Find / browse by content type

HD, Movies, News, Sports
Yes

Digital media

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Audio playback

Yes
No
Yes

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Audio codec support

MP3

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Video playback

Yes
No

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Video codec support

MPEG-4

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Photo viewer

Yes
No
Yes

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Image format support

JPEG

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DVR-to-computer transfer

No

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OS support

Remote

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Remote (included)

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

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IR blaster

Yes
Yes
No

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Serial control

Yes
Yes
No

Other features

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Upgradeable firmware

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Front text display

No
No

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Parental controls

Yes
Yes
No

Outputs

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Video outputs

HDMI
Antenna / RF, HDMI (1 outputs), RCA / composite (1 outputs)
Antenna / RF, Component (1 outputs), HDMI (1 outputs, v1.3), RCA / composite (1 outputs)
HDMI (1 outputs)

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Audio outputs

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

Inputs

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Networking

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Ethernet

10/100 [Fast Ethernet]
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]

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Adapter location

Internal adapter
Internal adapter

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WiFi

802.11 b, g, n
802.11 a, b, g, n
Yes

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WiFi encryption

WEP, WPA, WPA2

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Analog modem

None

Storage

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Internal storage

2048 GB
2 TB
2048 GB

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External / expandable DVR storage

Yes
Yes
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USB

2.0 (3 ports)
2.0 (2 ports)

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Memory card reader

Yes

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Memory card support

Optical media

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Optical media (built-in)

No
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

2.05 inches
7.4 inches

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Width

16 inches
14.4 inches

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Depth

11.4 inches
1.8 inches

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Weight

8 pounds
3.7 pounds

Pricing and Availability

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Availability

Available
Available
Available
Available
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Discontinued (US)

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Released (US)

September 26, 2012
March, 2014

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Announced (US)

September 26, 2012
January 7, 2013
January 9, 2012
January 7, 2014

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

$219 USD
$199 USD

Colors

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Colors

Black
Black
Black
Black
Black

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

Environmental

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