The Amazon Fire TV Recast DVR makes it easier than ever to watch free live and recorded over-the-air TV without monthly fees.
Pioneer's DV-989 is a top-of-the-range DVD player featuring cutting-edge technology and connectivity. The price will rule it out for many but, as a partner for a compatible high-end system, very few players offer the same performance with both movies and music
With its household name, slick hardware design and affordable pricing structures the TiVo Bolt OTA offers one of the best alternatives to the still-fledgling world of streaming TV services.
The Foxtel iQ2 is one of the best upgrades currently available for people who've invested in a HD panel, and it will only get better.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Tablo's new $249 Metro DVR has onboard antennas -- and the company also debuted an improved app for Roku.
Fetch TV's brand new PVR-slash-IPTV box is big step up from the Gen 2 -- and all for the same price.
If you want the most from your Foxtel subscription then you want the iQ3. However, the jury is still out on whether the new hardware is a reason to sign up.
The Nuvyyo Tablo Quad offers excellent performance for power users, but there are cheaper, easier-to-use options for budding cord-cutters.
The Denon DVD-1930 is one of the best DVD players we've yet seen, with excellent features like HD upscaling and SACD playback -- proof that it pays to spend more on a good unit.
For getting the very best out of HD-DVDs, you really can't go wrong with the Toshiba HD-XE1.
The V@Home DVR enables users to stream cable and satellite TV on their Wi-Fi connected mobile devices.
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.
The Humax HDR-1000S Freesat+ HD box with free time impresses with its easy-to-use interface and strong recording features. The backwards-in-time EPG works well but the on-demand services are not as tightly integrated as on YouView. It needs more service providers to come on board and I'd like to see the EPG populate faster and playback of on-demand programmes to start up quicker.