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 Panasonic DMR-XW380 is a sleek PVR, and one that we think everyone will enjoy using. The problem is the hard drive is too small, it's too expensive and you can't save HD recordings to DVD.
Tablo's new $249 Metro DVR has onboard antennas -- and the company also debuted an improved app for Roku.
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.
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.
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.
The Denon DVD-1930 is one of the best DVD players we've yet seen, with excellent features like HD upscaling and SACD playback -- proof that it pays to spend more on a good unit.
The Humax HDR-1000S Freesat+ HD box with free time impresses with its easy-to-use interface and strong recording features. The backwards-in-time EPG works well but the on-demand services are not as tightly integrated as on YouView. It needs more service providers to come on board and I'd like to see the EPG populate faster and playback of on-demand programmes to start up quicker.
The Virgin Media V HD box would make a super second, or even a main, receiver for people who appreciate that the PVR is on its way out, in these days of IPTV
The Samsung HR755 should only be of interest to those in analog TV reception areas. Everyone else can (and should) do better.
Topfield has produced a no-frills HD tuner that has a PVR function for USB drives and an impressive $69 price tag.
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.
There's not a lot the Topfield TF7100HDPVRt can't do. Topfield's done a fine job in combining all the relevant features users and PVR buyers will be looking for.
DViCO's TViX HD PVR promises a lot of functional ability, but it's not a product for those afraid to tinker.
Pioneer's DVR-545HX offers all the recording and playback features you're likely to use. But, in this competitive market, there are similarly priced rivals that do the same thing but better
A PVR that performs the essential PVR functions, but without much in the way of grace.
The Nuvyyo Tablo Quad offers excellent performance for power users, but there are cheaper, easier-to-use options for budding cord-cutters.