Posts Tagged: "DVR"


TiVo Bolt Adds Smart Commercial Skips, Speed-Watching


TiVo is certainly facing competition these days, with set-top boxes, TVs and consoles all offering a variety of smart and/or DVR capabilities. However, TiVo does deserve some credit for pushing forward and refusing to be left in the dust as a first mover. The latest push, called Bolt, introduces a...


Tablo Wants To Be A New Kind Of DVR

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The DVR has gone from luxury to necessity over the last few years. As more and better TV is put on the air, it becomes harder and harder to keep track of it. But it can be annoying to use a TiVo when they’re not exactly up-to-date, technologically. Tablo hopes...

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Channel Master DVR+ Review


used to have a Replay unit in the early 90’s for recording TV shows  — it was clunky and the hard drive was noisy but it worked. To record shows today you have to depend on a digital recorder being built into a cable box/satellite receiver. That not only keeps...

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Is Fan TV the Ultimate Set Top Box?


Eschewing the traditional cable box experience is no easy feat.  Google attempted it with their Google TV, Apple simply provides a box to connect to their iTunes Stores, and while the Xbox One has grandiose plans to become the de facto box in your living room, it likely won’t happen...

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Tivo Mini Meta Review


Despite the onslaught of set-top boxes allowing TV watchers to access a myriad of shows on demand, TiVo has survived.  But just barely.  Factor in cable boxes with built-in functionally at a lower cost and it’s a bit baffling to how TiVo continues.  That said, I’m actually surprised that they’re still delivering...

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DirecTV vs. DISH


In our DIRECTV vs DISH review, we show how DISH and DIRECTV each have their benefits and drawbacks – and which one may be right for you. Ready to switch from cable to satellite tv? At a high level, DIRECTV is known for better customer service, but DISH is actually the provider with live 24/7 assistance....

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TiVo Premiere Digital Video Recorder Review


I’m no stranger to digital video recorders and television shows — I had a Replay unit back when the idea of recording TV shows to a hard drive was a novel concept. And for sure I enjoyed “time shifting” so I could watch a show when I wanted to, and...