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TiVo Roamio OTA 1TB DVR records local over-the-air channels

TiVo Roamio OTA 1TB DVR records local over-the-air channels

TiVo has taken the wraps off its new TiVo Roamio OTA 1TB, a DVR that doesn’t require any sort of monthly subscription fees and that, says the company, has a new 1TB hard drive (able to record up to 150 hours of high-definition content). The DVR can be used to record content from local channels available via an OTA HD antenna, giving cord-cutters a way to record episodes and movies available freely over the air

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Dish’s Hopper 3 DVR adds 4K streaming support for Netflix

Dish’s Hopper 3 DVR adds 4K streaming support for Netflix

Dish Network has announced that its Hopper 3, currently its most advanced DVR, can now stream Netflix content in 4k Ultra HD resolution. The support starts as of today, and involves the Ultra HD content Netflix has available in its library. This adds Netflix’s content to Dish’s already present library of 4K-resolution shows and movies, which includes content from Mance Media, Sony, and The Orchard.

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TiVo BOLT’s SkipMode feature rolling out to Roamio DVRs

TiVo BOLT’s SkipMode feature rolling out to Roamio DVRs

Video streaming might be all the fad these days, but majority of TV viewers still get their content via traditional means, like broadcast and cable. Sadly, not everybody has the luxury to watch their favorite shows right then and there. DVRs have long existed to remedy that, but, unfortunately, they do record everything. They are, however, getting smarter, at least after the fact. TiVo's SkipMode feature, for example, lets you get to the content your really want and skip the ones that you don't, which is a nice way of calling "ads".

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Dish promises 7 days without ad-skipping for Fox content

Dish promises 7 days without ad-skipping for Fox content

When TiVo and the other first DVRs hit the scene, people ate them up. Finally, for the first time, you could watch shows and movies when you wanted to. Sure, you could setup a VCR to record something at a specific time, but that was more hassle than it was worth. The other big feature was being able to quickly and easily skip commercials. Unfortunately, skipping commercials is getting harder and harder, as Dish Network is finding out.

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Dish Network says Hopper 3 is world’s most advanced DVR

Dish Network says Hopper 3 is world’s most advanced DVR

Dish Network’s third-generation Hopper 3 DVR is now available to its subscribers. This DVR brings with it an “enhanced 4K experience,” according to Dish, as well as other notable features like support for up to seven TVs at once and 16 overall tuners. Soon enough, Dish also plans to integrate Netflix’s library of videos into its search results.

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Verizon’s Fios TV app now lets you stream recorded shows

Verizon’s Fios TV app now lets you stream recorded shows

Verizon is upgrading its Fios media streaming, adding complete DVR access to its mobile app while you're away from home. The iOS and Android software, launched in late 2013, was already capable of streaming select live channels, but this new version throws DVR recordings into the mixture too, meaning anything that you've saved to your set-top box can also be watched remotely.

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TiVO BOLT comes with 4K support and a stylish but weird box

TiVO BOLT comes with 4K support and a stylish but weird box

Before there were video streaming set-top boxes, there were DVRs. And when it came to DVRs, perhaps no name is rings louder than industry veteran TiVO. Now competing in an age of Apple TVs and Rokus, TiVO is brining out its newest DVR, the BOLT. Souped up and dressed up, the TiVO BOLT takes the same convenience of easy access and speed viewing you'd find in today's streaming services and applies them to both traditional cable as well as video on demand content, giving you the freedom to watch your videos when and how you want them.

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Xbox One DVR to launch in US, UK, and Canada

Xbox One DVR to launch in US, UK, and Canada

Microsoft announced last week that the Xbox One DVR would initially land in three countries at launch. Those three countries are the US, Canada, and the UK. The announcement was made at the Gamescom conference in Cologne. The launch is set for an unspecified time next year with more details coming closer to launch.

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Xbox One: DVR in 2016, backwards compatibility in November

Xbox One: DVR in 2016, backwards compatibility in November

As Microsoft has already kicked off its Xbox One announcements at the Gamescom 2015 event in Germany, the company is starting out with some big announcements about hardware functionality. While the backwards compatibility update first announced at E3 now has a release date in November, the biggest excitement is about the new DVR functionality coming in 2016. The feature will enable the recording of live over-the-air TV, with no subscription fees.

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TiVo’s iOS app to now support AirPlay streaming to Apple TV

TiVo’s iOS app to now support AirPlay streaming to Apple TV

TiVo is finally giving iOS users the option of using the AirPlay mirroring feature to stream content to an Apple TV. Before now, the TiVo iOS app could be used to watch recorded content, but there was no way to then beam it to a TV screen. Now, any content that can be watched on the iOS app can be streamed to an Apple TV on the same WiFi network. This new capability comes via an app update that should be hitting the iOS App Store anytime now.

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Comcast’s new screen sharing feature makes tech support easier

Comcast’s new screen sharing feature makes tech support easier

If you call customer support, some companies will make things easier on both you and the tech support personnel by doing a screen sharing session — basically giving the tech support person remote access to the customer’s computer so they can more quickly perform the actions needed themselves. Comcast, which has not faired well when it comes to customer service ratings, has decided to take the same route, but rather than remote access on computers it is launching a shared screen feature for one of its DVRs.

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Plex and TiVo team to bring personal photos, music, and streaming to your DVR

Plex and TiVo team to bring personal photos, music, and streaming to your DVR

Plex and TiVo have announced this week that their products will start to work together soon. The products are the TiVo DVR and the Plex media server that give people an easy way to stream photos, music, and video to devices on their home network like the Roku set top box or Chromecast devices. Plex is able to pull content not only from its local HDD, but from the web as well.

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