DirecTV this week began selling a new HD DVR that includes recording software by Tivo Inc. in limited markets.

The THR-22 includes recording functionality for 100 hours of HD 1080p programming or 400 hours of standard definition programming.

In addition, the hardware includes trademark Tivo functionality, including Season Pass, WishList Search, Swivel Search, and 30-second interval.

The DirecTV Tivo HD DVR is available in limited markets, including Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington.

It will be available nationwide in early 2012.

DirecTV in 2006 sold the HR10-250 Tivo HD DVR, but was made incompatible with new HD satellite programming.

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