DVRs

TiVo Roamio
REVIEW

TiVo Roamio

The TiVo Roamio is hands-down the best DVR for recording over-the-air TV, but its excellence comes at a great cost.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on June 11, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Nuvyyo Tablo
REVIEW

Nuvyyo Tablo

Nuyvvo's Tablo is one of the most promising over-the-air TV recording solutions in years, but there are just enough quirks to keep it in early-adopter territory.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 20, 2014
3 stars User rating out of 4 votes
TiVo Roamio Pro
REVIEW

TiVo Roamio Pro

If you're willing to pay the premium price, TiVo's do-it-all Roamio is the best cable DVR yet and an able whole-home TV solution.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 13, 2013
3.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Simple.TV by Silicondust
REVIEW

Simple.TV by Silicondust

Simple.TV's innovative over-the-air DVR solution is far from perfect, but it's a decent budget option if you can't afford a TiVo Premiere.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 19, 2012
2 stars User rating out of 22 votes
Channel Master CM-7000PAL
REVIEW

Channel Master CM-7000PAL

For someone who wants to DVR-ify an HD antenna setup without paying monthly fees, the Channel Master CM-7000PAL is the easiest solution available.

3 stars Editors' rating on January 13, 2011
2 stars User rating out of 2 votes

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Moxi HD DVR
REVIEW

Moxi HD DVR ( three-tuner)

If you can get past the high price of entry, the Moxi HD DVR's bevy of network and Internet-enhanced features--and its capability of recording three programs at once--make it a potentially worthwhile TiVo competitor.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 26, 2010
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $599.00

TiVo HD XL
REVIEW

TiVo HD XL

The TiVo HD XL charges a hefty premium for its spacious recording capacity and THX certification, but most users will be content sticking to the all-but-identical standard TiVo HD DVR.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 3, 2008
TiVo HD
REVIEW

TiVo HD

While it's not compatible with your cable company's interactive and video-on-demand services, the TiVo HD's excellent onscreen interface and long list of network and Internet features puts it in a class above the generic high-def DVRs offered by most cable providers.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 23, 2007

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DIRECTV Plus HD DVR HR21
REVIEW

DIRECTV Plus HD DVR HR21

The DirecTV HR20 is easy to use and offers plenty of features, but its operational bugs make use more of a headache than with other DVRs.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 3, 2006

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Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder 2 Plus
REVIEW

Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder 2 Plus

The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder 2 Plus provides a straightforward way to get video content onto your portable device without the need for a PC.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 14, 2006

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TiVo Series3
REVIEW

TiVo Series3 ( 32-HD hours)

The Series3 delivers dual-tuner HD recording and some worthwhile networking features to cable customers, but the exorbitant price tag will be too much for all but the most devoted TiVo fans.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 11, 2006

MSRP: $799.99

TiVo Series2 DVR TCD649180
REVIEW

TiVo Series2 DVR TCD649180

While its slick interface and cool networking features still distinguish it from rival DVRs, the dual-tuner function of the TiVo Series2 DT is useful only for those with analog cable service.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 24, 2006

MSRP: $349.99

ReplayTV RTV5508
REVIEW

ReplayTV RTV5508 ( 80-hour DVR)

Multiroom video streaming and third-party PC software make the ReplayTV 5500 series a worthwhile alternative to TiVo for advanced DVR users.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 9, 2005

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DirecTV HD DVR
REVIEW

DirecTV HD DVR ( HD TiVo)

If you're a DirecTV viewer who just can't live without the TiVo interface and can settle for its operational caveats, the aging DirecTV HR10-250 HD TiVo is a worthwhile DVR option.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 18, 2005

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TiVo Series2
REVIEW

TiVo Series2 ( 80-hours)

The best interface on the planet and cool network options make TiVo the standalone DVR of choice.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 20, 2004
Dish Network DVR 510
REVIEW

Dish Network DVR 510 ( 200-hour DVR)

With a huge hard drive and most of the functionality of TiVo, the first "free" DVR is a great value.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 23, 2003

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Philips DSR6000
REVIEW

Philips DSR6000 ( DirecTV and TiVo)

A real boon for DirecTV subscribers.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 9, 2001

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Dish Network ViP922

Dish Network ViP922

This product has not yet been reviewed.

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TiVo Mega
EDITORS' TAKE

TiVo Mega

This product has not yet been reviewed.

With 10 hot-swappable hard drives capable of storing 26,000 hours of shows, the rack-mountable Mega is a dream TV recorder for custom home-theater installs.

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Vbox V@Home TV Gateway
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Vbox V@Home TV Gateway

This product has not yet been reviewed.

The V@Home DVR enables users to stream cable and satellite TV on their Wi-Fi connected mobile devices.

MSRP: $149.00

Dish Network DP625
EDITORS' TAKE

Dish Network DP625

This product has not yet been reviewed.

Dish Network DP625

This product is available through Dish Network or your local satellite installer.

VBox V@Home TV Gateway DVR

VBox V@Home TV Gateway DVR

This product has not yet been reviewed.

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Tablo Metro
EDITORS' TAKE

Tablo Metro

This product has not yet been reviewed.

Tablo's new $249 Metro DVR has onboard antennas -- and the company also debuted an improved app for Roku.

MSRP: $249.00

TiVo Premiere Series4

TiVo Premiere Series4

This product has not yet been reviewed.

  • Type: HD DVR
  • Max Recording Capacity: 45 hour(s)
  • Available Services: TiVo
  • Type: universal remote control, remote control
1 star User rating out of 3 votes

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Channel Master DVR+ 1TB
EDITORS' TAKE

Channel Master DVR+ 1TB

This product has not yet been reviewed.

Channel Master has announced the DVR+ 1TB which now comes with an integrated hard drive but also keeps the same form factor.

Dish Network Hopper

Dish Network Hopper

This product has not yet been reviewed.

  • Max Recording Capacity: 2000 hour(s)
  • Type: Multiroom DVR
  • Storage Capacity: 2 TB
2.6 stars User rating out of 35 votes
Hauppauge HD PVR

Hauppauge HD PVR

This product has not yet been reviewed.

3.7 stars User rating out of 15 votes
TiVo Roamio Plus

TiVo Roamio Plus

This product has not yet been reviewed.

  • Available Services: TiVo, Netflix, AOL.On, Photobucket, Picasa, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Xfinity on Demand, MLB.TV, Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify, YouTube
  • Max Recording Capacity: 150 hrs (HD), 1200 hrs (SD)
  • Type: HD DVR
  • Storage Capacity: 1 TB
TiVo Premiere XL

TiVo Premiere XL

This product has not yet been reviewed.

  • Type: HD DVR
  • Max Recording Capacity: 150 hour(s)
  • Available Services: TiVo
  • Type: universal remote control
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote