DVR Reviews For 2019

Read our DVR recorder reviews on TiVo, Samsung, Sony, Philips, and Toshiba. We also report on the best DVRs from Magnavox, Mediasonic, and Channel Master. Our in-depth TV accessory reviews provide prices, comparisons, specs of the best DVRs.

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TiVo Bolt Adds Smart Commercial Skips, Speed-Watching

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…
TiVo Stream: Mobile Streaming for All Your TiVo and Live TV

TiVo Stream: Mobile Streaming for All Your TiVo and Live TV

Have you heard of TiVo Stream? This device allows you to stream live TV and TiVo content to your mobile devices, even while watching something else on your primary screen. However, this streaming comes with a few unusual requirements, so read on to learn more. TiVo Stream TiVo Stream is…
Sling TV To Add EPIX Channels and VOD for Movie Buffs

Sling TV To Add EPIX Channels and VOD for Movie Buffs

Just when we thought Sling TV couldn’t be more badass, the company has announced this morning that the service will expand upon its movie content by adding both EPIX VOD and four EPIX movie channels. The movie content will come in the form of an add-on package, which will add…
What is Slingbox?

What is Slingbox?

Has your TV ever made you feel a little trapped? So many shows can only be watched on your big TV in your living room, especially when it comes to live events. Slingbox is a product, developed by Sling Media, that seeks to solve this problem by, well, slinging your…
Slingbox’s New Hardware Makes Watching TV Anywhere Easy

Slingbox’s New Hardware Makes Watching TV Anywhere Easy

Amid the hubbub surrounding the Supreme Court shutting down Aereo and arguments over the future of television, Slingbox has kept on putting out devices that let you watch your TV where you want to. And their latest devices will fill the gap you have now that Aereo’s gone, especially if…
Channel Master DVR+ Review

Channel Master DVR+ Review

I 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…
TiVo’s New Roamio Frees You From The Chains Of The Couch

TiVo’s New Roamio Frees You From The Chains Of The Couch

As much as cable companies and broadcast networks refuse to admit it, in fact to the degree of throwing hissy fits about it in court, people more and more want to watch what they want to, when they want to, and any smart set-top box company caters to that fact.…
Tivo Mini Meta Review

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…
TiVo Premiere Digital Video Recorder Review

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…
Slingbox PRO-HD Review

Slingbox PRO-HD Review

It’s a given that a mobile device is carrying around video content — smartphones and tablets aren’t “glorified” MP3 players, after all. But there seems to be a disconnect between the content you can view in your home — i.e., on the television — and that which you can take…
Slingbox Now Compatible with WD TV Media Players

Slingbox Now Compatible with WD TV Media Players

For as long as we can remember, you needed a DVR of some sort (Tivo, TimeWaner DVR, Dish Network, etc) if you wanted to take advantage of SlingMedia’s Slingbox.  You see, the Slingbox allows you to watch your recorded content from just about any where in the world, provided you’ve…
Win an Elgato EyeTV HD from GadgetReview

Win an Elgato EyeTV HD from GadgetReview

GadgetReview is giving away an Elgato EyeTV HD, a full-featured DVR for your Mac, to ONE lucky winner! The EyeTV HD connects your Mac to your cable or satellite receiver and lets you record, watch and edit your shows and movies.  It includes an infrared remote and a blaster to change…
Tivo Unveils Premiere Q and Preview Boxes, Records up to 4 HD Sources Simultaneously

Tivo Unveils Premiere Q and Preview Boxes, Records up to 4 HD Sources Simultaneously

Tivo is just one of those companies that refuses to die, and because of that we love them.  While they’ve managed to win a fair bit of lawsuit money for patent infringement, the company hasn’t stopped trying to release new hardware.  And now coming soon to a cable operator near…
Logitech Revue Box Price, Release Date And Accessories Announced

Logitech Revue Box Price, Release Date And Accessories Announced

We’re already familiar with what Logitech’s Revue box with Google TV is capable of, but the question on everyone’s mind is when will it be available and for how much?  Well, fortunately for us today Logitech answered those questions and showed off not only the Revue box, but unleashed a…
50 Channel DVR From Snapstream Is An Intervention Waiting To Happen

50 Channel DVR From Snapstream Is An Intervention Waiting To Happen

Here’s a common TV watching dilemma: You want to watch Survivor tonight, but there’s 49 other shows you want to see that are airing at the same time! Okay, not so common a problem. Still, SnapStream has got you covered now with their box that records a whopping 50 channels…

Learn More About DVRs

Digital Video Recorders store video on a hard drive so you can watch what you have recorded any time. DVR recorders are used to record video from cable and satellite television, security systems,and over-the-air TV, and photos and music. Some DVRs have added functionalities such as providing access to internet-based services like Netflix, Pandora, and Vudu. DVR interfaces and connectivity options include wireless, Bluetooth, USB, HDMI, and VGA.

At Gadget Review we’ll let you know about the best television accessories available, so when you’re shopping for a new Digital Video Recorder you’ll know what to look for. Our industry experts provide consumer information and easy-to-understand reviews of top-rated and new DVRs on the market.

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