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Really Simple Software Simple.TV

Really Simple Software Simple.TV

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60 Engadget Score
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.
60

A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

A nice solution if you've always wanted broadcast TV on your mobile devices, but that's about it.

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60 Engadget Score
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.
60

A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

60
 

User Reviews

30
tripfly
We have been eager to cut the cord for over a year. signed up with Simple TV...read more
10
randyv
I have everything setup correctly and it just doesnt work. No support to call...read more
70
Zero101
I have had a few days to play with my Simple.TV... so I thought some of the...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
63
Average Critic Score
 
70
CNET
Simple.TV's innovative over-the-air DVR solution is far from perfect, but it's a decent budget option if you can't afford a TiVo Premiere.
 
60
TechHive
Once it works out the bugs, Simple.TV could work for a niche group of people ... But it’s not as inexpensive as it might look at first glance, performance may vary, and you do have to accept some of the limitations of OTA broadcasting in the digital TV era.
 
60
Engadget
Once the bugs are worked out, the Simple.TV may fill a specific niche that most other companies are ignoring, but we give it almost zero chance of changing the way we watch TV.