dvr

  • Tablo’s new Android TV app turns the Nvidia Shield into a cord-cutter’s DVR

    Tablo’s new Android TV app turns the Nvidia Shield into a cord-cutter’s DVR

    On the heels of launching its next-gen DVR for cord cutters who want to record TV over-the-air from a digital antenna, the maker of the Tablo DVR is today releasing a new app for Android TV owners, for recording live TV without the need for additional DVR hardware. The app, Tablo Engine, initially works with the Nvidia Shield. Of course, you’ll still need an HDTV antenna in order to… Read More

  • Sling TV rolls out a better DVR with an option to protect recordings, record from Fox

    Sling TV rolls out a better DVR with an option to protect recordings, record from Fox

    Live TV streaming service Sling TV is today rolling out an improved DVR feature, while also making the option to record TV shows available on more devices and channels. The DVR is one of the key selling points for Sling TV, given the increased competition in the live TV space from newcomers like YouTube TV, Hulu (which recently added live TV), and AT&T’s DirecTV Now. According to… Read More

  • Tablo launches its next-gen DVR for cord cutters, the more compact Tablo DUAL

    Tablo launches its next-gen DVR for cord cutters, the more compact Tablo DUAL

    Nuvyyo, the makers of the Tablo DVR for cord cutters who want to record free, over-the-air TV programming from their digital antennas, is today launching their next-generation device, the Tablo DUAL. As you might guess by the name, the new DVR supports two tuners, so you can record from two TV channels at the same time. The new hardware is also housed in a 20 percent smaller form factor than… Read More

  • TiVo tests a cloud DVR

    TiVo tests a cloud DVR

    Reports that media player and DVR maker TiVo is testing a “cloud DVR” type functionality have been circulating in recent weeks. If the feature was to make it into commercial production it would be a notable addition for the hardware maker, whose products have been more focused on competing with traditional DVRs by combining TiVo’s unique user experience with the ability… Read More

  • TiVo debuts its newest DVR, the 4K-ready BOLT+ with 6 tuners

    TiVo debuts its newest DVR, the 4K-ready BOLT+ with 6 tuners

    TiVo this morning announced the launch of a new product in its BOLT family of DVRs, the BOLT+. While the 4K-ready BOLT, which debuted last fall, featured a white chassis and unique, curved shape, the BOLT+ instead returns to the standard black body, even while it maintains the odd form factor. More importantly, it offers more storage (3 TB) and more tuners (six are included), as compared with… Read More

  • Plex goes after cord cutters with new DVR feature

    Plex goes after cord cutters with new DVR feature

    Plex, a popular personal media player system that lets you stream from your own library, including music, photos, TV and movies, across devices, is today rolling out DVR functionality. The software will now allow you to watch and record their favorite programs, by pairing Plex with any digital antenna and an HDHomeRun digital tuner. This allows you to use Plex to watch TV on any device… Read More

  • Tablo launches its live TV and DVR app for Apple TV

    Tablo launches its live TV and DVR app for Apple TV

    Looking to cut the cord and have a new Apple TV? A new app from Tablo can help. Launching shortly for Apple TV 4th generation devices — the new models that include access to the Apple TV App Store — the app allows you to both stream live television and watch recorded programs. The app works in conjunction with the company’s Tablo DVR, a $200 device that can access… Read More

  • TiVo’s new Roamio OTA DVR for cord cutters has no monthly fees, more storage

    TiVo’s new Roamio OTA DVR for cord cutters has no monthly fees, more storage

    While DVR maker TiVo has been focused on the future with the recent unveiling of its 4K-ready DVR designed for the streaming era, the company is continuing to improve its other popular device for cord cutters as well, the TiVo Roamio. This morning, TiVo announced an updated version of this product, the TiVo Roamio OTA 1TB. As the name implies, one of the biggest advantages to this new version… Read More

  • Tablo Brings Live Network Television, DVR Functionality To Apple TV

    Tablo Brings Live Network Television, DVR Functionality To Apple TV

    Apple’s own streaming TV service may have been delayed due to stalled negotiations, but a new app launching for Apple’s newest media player will allow you to watch both live and recorded network television programs directly on your TV’s big screen. That is, the makers of a DVR for cord cutters, the Tablo DVR, is soon releasing an app for Apple TV. The Tablo DVR itself is… Read More

  • TiVo Devices Now Support AirPlay For Streaming Recordings To Apple TV

    TiVo Devices Now Support AirPlay For Streaming Recordings To Apple TV

    DVR maker TiVo this morning announced, for the first time, its users will now be able to access their recorded content on their TV via Apple TV and AirPlay. Through an updated TiVo iOS application, TiVo customers can play content from TiVo Roamio or Premiere DVRs on their Apple TV using an iOS device on the same network. To do so, users enable AirPlay through the iOS control center, select… Read More

  • 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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