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TiVo Roamio OTA DVR detailed for cord-cutters (with a catch)

TiVo Roamio OTA DVR detailed for cord-cutters (with a catch)

TiVo has revealed details on the new Roamio OTA, a set-top box and DVR for those who want time-shifting and recording but don't have cable or satellite service. Based on the existing Roamio, the $50 box hooks up to a regular HD antenna and packs four tuners for recording free over-the-air TV, though TiVo itself will levy a charge.

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DirecTV Wireless Genie Mini arrives sans wires

DirecTV Wireless Genie Mini arrives sans wires

DirecTV has launched its latest DVR, the Wireless Genie Mini, a product that offers exactly what its name suggests: connectivity, sans wires. The device has rolled out to customers in the United States, and is hailed as a solution to help decrease electronics clutter.

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Xbox One YouTube brings DVR sharing as GoPro updates

Xbox One YouTube brings DVR sharing as GoPro updates

The Xbox One is Microsoft’s living room commander. It makes sense, therefore, that they’re continuing to push gaming as well as non-gaming content to the masses. This week they’ve made clear that Game DVR and Upload Studio will be working with a YouTube update that’ll allow direct uploads - that means no more transferring to OneDrive, downloading, and re-uploading again. Now it’ll be extra-simple.

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DISH Super Joey lands for 8-channel recording

DISH Super Joey lands for 8-channel recording

DISH has launched its Super Joey add-on to Hopper, allowing users to record up to eight shows simultaneously. Announced back at CES 2014, Super Joey throws a further two network tuners in with the Hopper HD DVR's three native tuners which, thanks to some clever channel juggling, can record from eight channels depending on the content you're looking to keep.

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Dish tipped in agreement to limit ad skipping with Disney

Dish tipped in agreement to limit ad skipping with Disney

Dish Network's Hopper DVR has drawn sustained criticism and legal battles from networks and broadcasters that want to see it nixed, something the company has seen success against. According to a source that surfaced via the WSJ, however, there could be a shift in how the DVR functions in the future, with a reported Disney agreement involving a temporary disabling of the auto-hop feature for certain shows.

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Appeals court upholds Dish Hopper DVR ruling, Fox loses again in court

Appeals court upholds Dish Hopper DVR ruling, Fox loses again in court

Dish Network has had its Hopper whole home DVR system on the market for a long time now The Hopper system is interesting in that it not only records DVR programs that can be viewed on any TV in the home that is equipped with a Joey set top box, but it can also skip commercials automatically. That automatic commercial skipping tech has had TV studios in an uproar.

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TiVo reportedly decimates hardware team in favor of cloud future [Updated]

TiVo reportedly decimates hardware team in favor of cloud future [Updated]

TiVo has laid off the majority of its hardware team as it exits the DVR business and focuses instead on software licensing, sources say, including pushing TV recordings to the cloud rather than a box under your TV. Only two engineers have been retained, insiders told Wired, to deal with legacy support and future third-party hardware running TiVo software.

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Dish Network Hopper with Super Joey can record up to eight shows at once

Dish Network Hopper with Super Joey can record up to eight shows at once

If you are working with a satellite or cable system in your home that has individual DVRs for each room, you know the pain of having to resolve conflicts with a traditional DVR that results in some of your shows not being recorded. When Dish Network unveiled the Hopper whole home DVR system last year a lot of those conflicts were solved. However, if you still have issues with not enough tuners with the ability to record four programs at one time, Dish has announced something at CES 2014 that you might like.

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Cox Contour app lands for Google Nexus and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2/3 and Note

Cox Contour app lands for Google Nexus and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2/3 and Note

Cox Communications is one of the largest cable providers in the US. The company has an interesting application that works along with its DVR that features the Contour Guide and the only DVR that can record six shows at the same time. Cox originally launched the Contour app for iPad users.

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Philips HDR5710 and HDR5750 HDRs offer integrated Wi-Fi and support streaming media services

Philips HDR5710 and HDR5750 HDRs offer integrated Wi-Fi and support streaming media services

Philips has announced two new HDR recorders able to record full HD resolution television broadcasts. One of the most interesting things about these new video recorders is that they don't require customers to agree to a contract or pay monthly subscription fees. The new HDR devices include the HDR5750 and HDR5710.

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TiVo Roamio set top boxes stream live and recorded content outside the home

TiVo Roamio set top boxes stream live and recorded content outside the home

TiVo announced its Roamio DVR line back in August of this year. The DVRs offered the ability to record four to six programs at the same time. The line includes the Roamio, Roamio Plus, and the Roamio Pro. TiVo has announced a new service is now available for this DVR line.

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Aereo online DVR TV hits Android

Aereo online DVR TV hits Android

The extent to which Aereo brings the live television and DVR universe to the public this week has extended to reach Android. Android devices are now part of the family of machines able to partake in the Aereo subscription model, allowing users to work with internet, using TV signals broadcast over the air and seen by users in their home or around town. The Android app that allows this all to happen will be available from the Google Play app store starting on the 22nd of October - at that time a public beta will be released for Android phones and tablets running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or higher.

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