DirecTV and TiVo are now launching their new TiVo HD DVR across the United States. The partnership that started in 2008 between DirecTV and TiVo has finally created a strong product to offer to DirecTV subscribers. The new TiVo HD DVR (THR22) can fit into all TV lift cabinets, record up to 100 hours of HD programming or 400 hours of standard definition shows. The THR22 also has the ability to record two shows at a time and can access 7,000 movies on demand.
The two companies did a soft launch of the THR22 in December to select markets for its trial period. The trial markets included New York, Denver, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. Now after two months of test trialing, both companies feel comfortable with releasing the TiVo HD DVR to the rest of the United States. Clearly, the trial period produced positive results.