Best DVRs of 2016

Our picks for the best digital video recorders around.

  • $449.99 at See all prices

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    • 10 Design
    • 8 Ecosystem
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    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.

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  • Channel Master DVR+

    Cord-cutting is easy -- but finding ways to record your over-the-air TV programs is hard. That's where Channel Master DVR+ comes in.

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    Tablo DVR

    Tablo is a new over-the-air DVR that records to a USB hard drive and streams to a variety of connected devices.

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  • Great cord-cutting antenna-only DVR, but way too costly
    TiVo Roamio OTA
  • The best over-the-air DVR, if you're willing to pay
    TiVo Roamio
  • Geek-friendly DVR for over-the-air TV
    Nuvyyo Tablo
  • Subscription-free, no-frills DVR for over-the-air TV
    Channel Master DVR+
  • Cheap, innovative, but limited cord-cutter's DVR