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Tablo Dual is an over-the-air TV DVR for cord-cutters

Tablo Dual is an over-the-air TV DVR for cord-cutters

Tablo has announced the launch of a new product for cord-cutters, the Tablo Dual DVR for recording over-the-air television. The Tablo DUAL builds upon the original Tablo Over-the-Air DVR the company previously released, though it comes with a smaller design and more features. Among other things, the Tablo Dual DVR includes 64GB of built-in storage, which Tablo says can be used to record up to 40 hours of high-definition videos.

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Sling TV Cloud DVR feature launches on Amazon devices

Sling TV Cloud DVR feature launches on Amazon devices

Sling TV has announced the availability of its new Cloud DVR feature for subscribers accessing the service via an Amazon Fire, Amazon Fire Stick, or a Fire tablet. The service is an add-on subscription that tacks an extra five dollars onto a subscriber’s monthly rate. The DVR feature provides 50 hours of content storage and conflict-free recording.

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Netflix is now more common than DVRs in the US

Netflix is now more common than DVRs in the US

When it came to home entertainment, a DVR was the thing to have. A DVR means being able to record shows while you’re away from home, being able to catch up on shows later on while you watch something else now, and being able to watch episodes even if the cable goes out. As with all things, though, times are changing and DVRs are no longer the hottest thing out there (for home entertainment, that is) -- it's Netflix.

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4K TiVo BOLT+ announced with 3TB of storage

4K TiVo BOLT+ announced with 3TB of storage

TiVo has announced that it will be giving its BOLT something of a makeover, announcing the pricing and release details for the new BOLT+ today. The BOLT+ is similar in a lot of ways to the original BOLT, offering up support for 4K resolutions and features like QuickMode and SkipMode, but with this latest release, TiVo is stepping up its game a little bit.

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Plex adds DVR for OTA and cable broadcasts

Plex adds DVR for OTA and cable broadcasts

Plex has added a DVR feature for recording shows available via cable and over-the-air broadcasts. The feature is available in a limited fashion as a beta initially, but Plex says it will be making the DVR function available in a future auto-update for Plex Pass users in the near future. The DVR function is being offered in partnership with SiliconDust and requires an HDHomeRun device to work. Those who are interested in trying it out can get the beta from Plex's forums.

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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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