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Microsoft ditches plans for Xbox One TV DVR

Microsoft ditches plans for Xbox One TV DVR

Back in August of last year Microsoft announced that it was going to put an OTA TV DVR into the Xbox One to allow users to record programs they watch on TV just as they would with their cable box to watch later. A lot of Xbox One fans were excited by that prospect. If you were one of the folks excited about a DVR, you will not be happy to hear that Microsoft has now cancelled those plans.

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TiVo Bolt gains out-of-home streaming and in-home premium download services

TiVo Bolt gains out-of-home streaming and in-home premium download services

TiVo Bolt users have a couple new features to take advantage of that will make it easier to watch streaming and downloaded premium content out of the home. Content can be streamed from the Bolt to compatible mobile devices using the TiVo iOS or Android apps. To stream content from the Bolt to the devices app version 3.7 for iOS or 3.2 for Android is required.

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HopperGO hands-on: the DISH experience Anywhere you go

HopperGO hands-on: the DISH experience Anywhere you go

Viewing habits have changed greatly in this generation. Whereas the folks of our folks, or even our own folks, used to complain about how kids are glue to the tube when they should be enjoying the outdoors, these days people are indeed outdoors but also glued to their mobile screens. Service providers have tried to adjust to those new consumer behaviors, like DISH Anywhere's online streaming. But sometimes, people on the move won't always have an Internet connection with them. That's where HopperGO comes in, letting you truly take DISH anywhere. We go hands-on with this little box the could, and does.

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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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