AirTV Mini Android Streamer Has Arrived

The AirTV Mini has finally arrived (and only a month late)! Is it the affordable NVIDIA Shield TV dongle we had hoped for? Well, The Streamable has gotten it unboxed and taken the Android TV hardware for a test drive. And they come away relatively impressed. The AirTV Mini ($80) is more expensive than the … Read more

Channels DVR Now Records Streaming Cable & Satellite Television

The Channels app and DVR software have become my go-to solution for watching live OTA TV and recording local channels. When you pair Channels with an HDHomeRun tuner, you have instant access to stream local stations to any supported applications on iOS, FireTV, or Android devices. If you choose to pay for Channels Plus, you … Read more

HDHomeRun Servio OTA DVR First Impressions

In our house, the HDHomeRun Connect has been the go-to network turner for over the air broadcasts. After picking up the redesigned Quatro tuner over a year ago, it’s powered our Plex DVR (bad) and Channels DVR (good) solutions. Now manufacturer Silicondust is out with new hardware that expands HDHomeRun capabilities. The 2TB Servio ($149) … Read more

The Tablo Quad Reviews

The Tablo Quad over-the-air DVR recently started shipping and our friends have posted reviews. TechHive DVR boxes that plug directly into your television, such as TiVo’s Bolt OTA, are inherently simpler than all this, but Tablo’s advantage is that it works with whatever streaming boxes or sticks you might already be using. […] While the … Read more

Tablo Quad OTA DVR Now Shipping

After a several month gestation period, the Tablo Quad OTA DVR is now ready for its closeup. While Tablo has previously offered a four-tuner, cord cutting DVR, the Quad features their latest hardware — both technologically, in terms of things like 802.11ac WiFi, and stylistically, carrying forward the Tablo Dual and Dual Lite visual cues. … Read more

Tablo Previews Automatic Commercial Skip

Like TiVo (currently) and Channels DVR (upcoming), Tablo is bringing automatic commercial skipping to over-the-air television recordings. The good news: You can see it in action below. The bad news: The company has delayed its release until late April. Don’t worry, we’re still committed to making that happen but there are some additional algorithm tweaking … Read more

How To Download Amazon Recast DVR Recordings

The Amazon Fire TV Recast DVR may not be much to look at, yet the new entrant appears somewhat hackable as AFTVNews has just documented how to offload recordings. Of course, there are tons of reasons why you might want to do this — such as overcoming Amazon ecosystem lock-in, facilitate offline viewing, or to allow … Read more

Tablo OTA DVR To Automatically Skip Commercials

Nice! Come March, Tablo DVR owners will be able to automatically skip commercials while playing back television recordings. Unlike TiVo’s somewhat kneecapped SkipMode that only indexes popular, primetime programming and requires manual intervention at each break, Tablo’s solution should index just about everything* and will be automated: Tablo’s commercial-skipping magic is a cloud-based hybrid of digital signal … Read more