Home Theater

Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app will offer remote access to DVR recordings

Ideal for anyone that's currently a Comcast subscriber, the cable giant is launching a new mobile app that offers access to live TV streams as well as video content currently stored on the DVR.
Home Theater

Google upgrades Fiber TV with smart search, new look, RT ratings

Possibly ideal for anyone that currently subscribes to Google Fiber, the user interface to Google's Fiber TV platform has been overhauled with a new design in addition to a few new features.
Home Theater

TiVo unleashes its biggest, baddest DVR yet with the new 4K Bolt+

When we reviewed the TiVo Bolt in 2015, we called it the company's best yet, but now its successor has been announced, and it looks pretty impressive, with six tuners and 3TB of built-in storage.
Home Theater

TiVo is working on a new DVR, but this one doesn’t plug into your TV

TiVo might have ended support for its original DVR earlier this month, but an FCC filing has revealed a new model in the works, and this one could work with your existing streaming boxes.
Home Theater

Plex adds a DVR feature, allowing it to serve as an all-in-one entertainment hub

For years, Plex fans have been asking for a DVR feature, and that day has finally come, thanks to a partnership with tuner manufacturer SiliconDust, maker of the HDHomeRun tuner hardware.

Xbox One DVR plans cancelled

In a statement to The Verge, Microsoft announced that it will be suspending its plans to turn the Xbox One into a DVR. It was announced back at Gamescom 2015, but Microsoft has decided to double down on games.
Home Theater

TiVo Bolt owners can now watch TV anywhere thanks to a new software update

TiVo has introduced a software update that brings fixes to many models, but the biggest change is that the TiVo Bolt now supports out-of-home streaming, something Roamio owners have been enjoying for some time.

Confirmed: The Xbox One will gain TV DVR functionality starting in 2016

According to a report, the Xbox One may gain DVR features for live television later this year. The exact implementation, however, remains unclear, as do any potential limits on the functionality.
Home Theater

Ditch the bill, keep the remote with these four OTA DVRs for cord cutters

Cutting the cord doesn't mean you have to give up on recording TV. Check out some great over-the-air alternatives to the DVR provided by your cable or satellite company.
Movies & TV

6 ways for cable companies to redeem themselves and win customers back

Flexible alternatives like Netflix and Sling TV are nibbling away at cable’s supremacy, but it’s not too late for these powerful companies to reverse their fortunes and bring consumers back to their side.
Home Theater

Forget single episodes, TiVo Mega can record entire channels with its 24TB drive

Today TiVo is introducing the TiVo Mega, quite literally its biggest product yet. The 24-terabyte server-like appliance can record more than 26,000 hours (or about three years’ worth) of TV shows before any deleting is necessary.
Home Theater

Channel Master’s OTA DVR+ now available with 1TB internal hard drive

Channel Master has reissued its DVR+ with a built-in 1TB hard drive. The DVR's functionality remains the same, as does its form factor.