Satellite DVRs Comparo

Prior to making the switch to Satellite, knowing which DVR is best capable for your family's needs can go a long way in smoothing the rough transition over with your wife/significant other. DVR Playgournd has the rundown on the different DVR packages from Direct and Dish. THe article looks heavily at the tech aspects such as buffering, guide data and PIP capabilities. However, the article is a little flat in the UI department, which will make or break it for most people.

From the article: 

The first decision you need to make is whether or not you need a High Definition (HD) programming package and in turn an HD
dish and receiver/DVR or if you will view your satellite TV via standard definition (SD). At this point, both Dish Network and
DirecTV offer one standard definition and one HD DVR each. Of course, you could
go out and buy a used receiver from another user, eBay, etc. However, you should
be careful doing this as there are several perilous usage and licensing issues
that you should explore completely before giving up any of your hard earned