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Demanding American consumers make sure that if a DVR app doesn't ship with global Spotify support or HDD-management capabilities, it's kicked to the kerb. Demure UK consumers command less respect -- we're happy if our software does anything useful at all. That's why Sky hasn't rushed in updatin...

November 21st 2011 at 3:18pm 0 Comments
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A new version of DirecTV's Cinema Connection kit has just sneakily hit the FCC filed under its OEM name of Wistron NeWeb Corporation. Unlike the current model which required a direct Ethernet connection to work, this unit can act as wireless receiver to connect your individual DirecTV DVRs or an en...

January 31st 2011 at 3:23pm 0 Comments
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It's been five years since TiVo first promised DirecTV customers an HD DVR and two years since the company reaffirmed that claim, so if you've been waiting patiently you probably know what we're going to say -- it's been delayed yet again. TiVo marketing VP Joe Miller told PC Magazine that the fabl...

September 25th 2010 at 10:38pm 0 Comments
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Considering our frustrations with the closed nature of most DVRs stateside, now that 3view has started shipping pre-orders of its first £299 [$472] Hybrid Digital / IPTV HD DVR set- top box, we're certainly jealous. That's because for starters, it performs all of the basic functions of a 500G...

August 10th 2010 at 4:39am 0 Comments
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It's only a few days shy of 13 months since we released our mixed review of DISH Network's DTVPal DVR, and yet Zatz Not Funny reports that DISH will no longer offer the niche recorder. While it's not particularly shocking news given the device's performance issues and befuddling connection to the s...

July 27th 2010 at 9:13am 0 Comments
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Tweets by TiVo's VP of user experience hinting that the TiVo Premiere would receive its third software update to improve stability and performance have been officially confirmed by TiVo. This should be good news to users still frustrated by the Premiere's sluggish menu performance and tendency to l...

July 8th 2010 at 10:13pm 0 Comments
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Western Digital's 1TB My DVR Expander has long been the sole option for TiVo owners looking to increase their storage, and it's just received a light refresh. Notable changes include an upgrade to WD's latest case style, USB 2.0 connectivity in addition to eSATA, and, most importantly, "verified...

July 2nd 2010 at 4:54pm 0 Comments