digital video recorders

  • Dish ships the HopperGo, a tiny little cloud player for TV on the run Crunch Network

    Dish ships the HopperGo, a tiny little cloud player for TV on the run

    Originally announced at CES in January, the minuscule HopperGo is a 64GB USB drive with a built in wireless access point. The little device connects to your Dish Hopper 3 or Hopper 2 – essentially Dish’s DVR – and sucks down up to 100 hours of TV. You can then unplug the little bugger and watch for four hours on one charge through the Dish Anywhere app. When I first pulled… Read More

  • When innovating stops making sense Crunch Network

    When innovating stops making sense

    If you listened carefully to business news last week you could hear the sound of a giant tree falling in a quiet forest. It happened when Rovi bought TiVo for $1.1 billion. It was a merger of convenience, a way for TiVo to get out of its slump and die gracefully without much shareholder pain. The buyer, Rovi, is a meta-data provider to set-top boxes while TiVo was the original set-top box… Read More

  • Blue Raven MediaMate 7000 (7-inch PMP) Review


    Portable digital video recorders are becoming an essential item in any traveling video geek’s arsenal. But Archos and Cowon aren’t the only companies pimping PMPs that help you pirate time- and place-shift your favorite TV shows and movies. The Blue Raven MediaMate 7000 sports a 7-inch widescreen LCD and up to 80GB of storage, as well as a $429.95 price ($379 for the 40GB model)… Read More

  • It's Not TiVo Unless It's A TiVo

    So last night TiVo had a little coming-out party for the new features it announced yesterday. The main themes were “it’s not TiVo unless it’s a TiVo,” (basically pleading with you people to stop calling your cable-box DVR a TiVo) and “it’s not TV unless it’s on a TV.” That second part is meant to get across to you that watching video on your… Read More