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Best DVRs of 2016

Our picks for the best digital video recorders around.

  • $499.99 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 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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  • TiVo Bolt

    The TiVo Bolt makes a strong claim to the throne as king of DVRs and streaming media, but those pesky TiVo service fees keep it short of perfection.

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    $159.99 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Ecosystem
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
  • $145.65 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 10 Performance
    • 4 Value
    TiVo Roamio OTA

    TiVo Roamio OTA is an excellent DVR, but its monthly fee structure makes it too expensive for people cutting the cable cord. The standard TiVo Roamio is a better choice overall for cord cutters.

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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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    $299.00 at Amazon.com See all prices

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  • $180.99 at Amazon.com See all prices

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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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  • 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
    Simple.TV
  • TiVo Premiere XL4
    TiVo Premiere XL4
  • Moxi HD DVR (three-tuner)
    Moxi HD DVR (three-tuner)