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Comcast X1 DVR cloud service lets you watch shows anywhere

Comcast X1 DVR cloud service lets you watch shows anywhere

One of the biggest reasons people cite gravitating towards cable cutting is that it better facilitates their needs: many in the modern world are not able to plop down on the couch at a specific time to watch a show, instead catching it later through an online service or by downloading the episode. Comcast has decided to adjust to these needs, announcing that it is "setting your TV and recordings free."

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TiVo updates Android app with mobile device streaming

TiVo updates Android app with mobile device streaming

TiVo fans who prefer their mobile gadgets to be of the Android variety have reason to rejoice this morning: TiVo has announced the launch of its Android streaming app feature. With this app comes exactly what it sounds like: the ability to stream shows from one's DVR to one's Android smartphone or tablet.

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TiVo’s new pricing scheme will let you hook up 12 rooms

TiVo’s new pricing scheme will let you hook up 12 rooms

Taking advantage of the fact that houses may have more than one room and that people might want to watch TV in some of them, TiVo is announcing a new offer that will accommodate that scenario well. For a monthly service fee of $14.99, TiVo subscribers will be able to string together up to 12 rooms so that they can get access to their recordings anywhere. As long as they're in the house, of course.

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New TiVo Mini’s wireless isn’t the WiFi you’re looking for

New TiVo Mini’s wireless isn’t the WiFi you’re looking for

TiVo has been one of the mainstays of the TV DVR market but has unfortunately somewhat lagged behind, especially when keeping up with the times and trends. While many of its competitors, especially the myriad set-top boxes available today, have embraced wireless completely, TiVo has come up short. While TiVo seems to have a new Mini model with wireless capability, it might still disappoint those wishing for good old WiFi connections.

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TiVo Mega DVR boasts capacity to store 3 years of TV content

TiVo Mega DVR boasts capacity to store 3 years of TV content

Your favorite TV shows -- they often rend your heart and leave you hanging, only to breeze past that one big plot twist and leave you scratching your head after a single missed episode. To help ensure you avoid this unfortunate situation is the new TiVo Mega, a DVR touting the ability to hold 3 years' worth of television content.

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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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