The Amazon Fire TV Recast DVR makes it easier than ever to watch free live and recorded over-the-air TV without monthly fees.
The Denon DVD-1940 is a worthwhile successor to to the 1930, with great DVD pictures. If the upscaler was up to snuff it would be perfect.
Topfield's PVR line improves with the TF6000PVRt, but the wireless capability and general setup could still do with some improvement.
An expensive unit offering twin HD tuners and large capacity storage, but with average recording quality.
A pricey high-end PVR with plenty going for it, despite the limited EPG and lack of USB/Firewire connections.
A real boon for DirecTV subscribers.
The Topfield Masterpiece HD is a very capable PVR that offers a lot of recording flexibility and just as many cutting edge features as the "big boys".
You'll have fewer fights in the back seat of your car with Philips' dual screen portable DVD player.
Once again, Panasonic's served up a feature-rich PVR/DVD-recorder and saddled it with an unfriendly remote control and befuddling menu structure. DLNA streaming and plenty of storage space make this a sensible buy, but only for those with plenty of patience.
It's tough to move past the sticker shock of the cost of TiVo's home networking solution, but it is a simple solution for those wanting more portable TV out of their PVR.
The Panasonic DMR-XW300 is a very versatile DVD recorder which includes dual-HD recording and excellent DVD playback.
The NAD T585 is a very good universal player, with features and performance you won't find on more "cosmetically" minded devices -- but it's pricey.
The Harman Kardon DVD 37 is a very good upscaling DVD player, if not as successful as a music player.
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.
The best interface on the planet and cool network options make TiVo the standalone DVR of choice.
The TRF-7170 is a fully featured 1TB twin tuner PVR that does its job — just don't expect any servings of panache.
Athough it's pricey, the Topfield Masterpiece, by and large, lives up to its boastful name. There's plenty of space for recordings, it's quite an attractive looking unit and it's far ahead of the competition with support for third-party applications.
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.