The Nuvyyo Tablo Quad offers excellent performance for power users, but there are cheaper, easier-to-use options for budding cord-cutters.
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 black box is back -- but smaller, faster and with 4K support.
Fetch TV's brand new PVR-slash-IPTV box is big step up from the Gen 2 -- and all for the same price.
The MDR877H/F7, TB560HP/F7 and TB560HS/F7 offer robust over-the-air HD recording with multiple tuners, spacious hard drives and streaming to mobile devices. One even lets you burn shows to DVD.
The Hopper 3, due out early this year, is arguably the most powerful and feature-packed DVR to date.
The UK broadcaster has debuted a 4K-ready upgrade to its set-top box, which also sports a new interface and the power to watch recorded TV on your tablet.
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.
Tablo's new $249 Metro DVR has onboard antennas -- and the company also debuted an improved app for Roku.
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.
The TiVo Roamio is hands-down the best DVR for recording over-the-air TV, but its excellence comes at a great cost.
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.
The V@Home DVR enables users to stream cable and satellite TV on their Wi-Fi connected mobile devices.
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.
The XIOS DS Media Play mimics the visual appeal of the Apple TV tied into the excellence of XBMC, but the end result is anything but satisfying.
Despite its modern menus and integrated Wi-Fi, the Pure Avalon 300R’s paltry support for catch-up TV services and lack of catch-up integration in its EPG make it feel like a new riff on old technology. Unfortunately it's not quite in step with the likes of YouView’s set-top box, which signalled a new dawn for Freeview HD recorders.
Topfield has produced a no-frills HD tuner that has a PVR function for USB drives and an impressive $69 price tag.
Dish has upgraded its kangaroo-themed DVR with a faster 1,305MHz Broadcom processor, added Wi-Fi, integrated Slingbox, and served up a new feature called Hopper Transfers that allows you to transfer recorded programming to your iPad for offline viewing.