dvr

  • Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 3: Using An Over-The-Air DVR)

    Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 3: Using An Over-The-Air DVR)

    This year, my New Year’s Resolution was to finally cut the cord. The timing is right, and the content selection available today on streaming services make the process much less painful than it was in years past. There’s plenty to watch – a glut of quality shows to keep me entertained for years, in fact. Meanwhile, my vastly reduced Verizon bill is the biggest payoff to… Read More

  • TiVo Releases A $49.99 Over-The-Air DVR For Cord Cutters

    TiVo Releases A $49.99 Over-The-Air DVR For Cord Cutters

    Much of TiVo‘s growth in recent years has come from partnerships with cable and satellite companies, which have made its DVRs available to their subscribers. But with the release of a new, cheaper over-the-air DVR, the company is going after the cord cutter set. Read More

  • Plex Adds Queues, Mobile Camera Upload, Chromecast Access For All And Streaming DVR

    Plex Adds Queues, Mobile Camera Upload, Chromecast Access For All And Streaming DVR

    Streaming media platform Plex has a big update for users today, which includes opening up Chromecast support to all users, after debuting it as a feature for paid Plex Pass users only back in December. That’s probably the biggest addition here for general users, but Plex Pass members get a few new perks to make up for it, including camera upload from iOS devices, and Shared Sync, which… Read More

  • TiVo Launches Out-Of-Home Streaming From Roamio DVRs To Its Mobile App

    TiVo Launches Out-Of-Home Streaming From Roamio DVRs To Its Mobile App

    Thanks to an update in both the TiVo hardware and mobile apps, users will be able to stream stuff they’ve recorded to the DVR or even programming that’s appearing live to their mobile phone or tablet wherever they have a WiFi connection. For consumers, the update provides more reason to be a TiVo user, as the Roamio now serves as a kind of all-in-one DVR, Slingbox, and Apple TV. Read More

  • TiVo Launches New ‘Roamio’ Family Of DVRs, With Up To 6 Tuners, 3 TB Of Storage, & Out-Of-Home Streaming

    TiVo Launches New ‘Roamio’ Family Of DVRs, With Up To 6 Tuners, 3 TB Of Storage, & Out-Of-Home Streaming

    TiVo is unveiling a whole new family of DVRs today with more tuners, more storage, and soon the ability to stream live and download pre-recorded video to mobile devices outside of the home. The new TiVo Roamio line of devices go on sale today, with prices starting at $199 and going up to $599 depending on features and configuration. Read More

  • Panasonic Announces World's Smallest Blu-ray Recorder/HDD DVR

    Panasonic today announced [JP] the DIGA DMR-BF200, which, according to Panasonic, is the smallest DVR integrating both a Blu-ray recorder and an HDD out there. The device is sized at 65×210×194mm, weighs 2.2kg, and can be placed vertically or horizontally. Read More

  • 40% Of Homes Now Have DVRs

    According to the Leichtman Research Group, 40% of American TV households have DVRs, up 8% from five years ago. 64% of these have used Video-on-Demand services while 83% have watched an on-demand program this month. Don’t think we’re living in a world of DVRs, though. 90% of Americans still watch live TV. One other interesting note: “Netflix subscribers have a mean annual… Read More

  • Live TV Is For Old People: Time Shifting And Online Make Up Nearly Half Of All Viewing

    Live TV Is For Old People: Time Shifting And Online Make Up Nearly Half Of All Viewing

    Between online video, DVRs, and on-demand cable the amount of time people spend watching live TV (you know, with all of those commercials that advertisers spend $70 billion a year on) is shrinking fast. Only 52 percent of American’s viewing time is spent on live TV compared to online and time-shifting alternatives, according to a new survey of 1,000 American consumers by market… Read More

  • DISH Network Ends Half-Cooked DTVPal DVR

    If you’ve never heard of the DTVPal DVR – or DTVPal tuner, don’t worry, you’re not alone. The DTVPal DVR was an interesting device that was a cross between a VCR and a DVR. VCR because it could record shows based on time – unlike the better TiVo model, where it records by show – and DVR because it was, well, digital. Read More

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