DVR Stories January 22, 2016

expiredCord cutters! Add TiVo functionality to your setup with this refurb Roamio DVR deal: $30 + $5 shipping (Orig. $50)

Perhaps you’ve been cautious about adding a TiVo to your over-the-air antenna setup. Since the Roamio was first released with cable-cutters in mind, prices have largely held steady for new condition models. Today, Woot offers the factory refurbished TiVo Roamio OTA DVR for $29.99 + $5 flat rate shipping. That’s a savings of 30% off a new condition model at Best Buy, $5 less than our previous refurb mention and the best price we can find.

Like all TiVo products, a subscription of some kind to its service is required. In this instance, you’ll have to grab a $15/mo plan to unlock all of the features. If you prefer to pay for a lifetime of service, you’ll need to grab one in new condition.

TiVo Roamio OTA provides access to all of your available local channels when paired with a quality antenna (like this one), plus streaming content from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus and others. It is capable of recording four shows at once and storing up to 75 hours of HD programming. Includes a 90-day labor and 1-year parts warranty from TiVo. Rated 4.3/5 stars by over 1,100 Amazon customers.

Learn more about your available local channels here.

DVR Stories December 31, 2015

expiredTiVo BOLT 500GB 4K DVR + $50 Best Buy Gift Card for $290 shipped ($350 value)

Best Buy offers the TiVo BOLT 500GB 4K DVR and Entertainment System plus a $50 gift card for $289.99 shipped. This DVR typically goes for $280-$300, the effective price of $239.99 after the gift card is the best deal that we’ve seen since it was released back in September.

Unlike previous generation TiVo devices, the BOLT includes a year of service bundled into the price ($149 value). Aside from the usual DVR functionality and guide features, TiVo’s newest product includes 4K capabilities, streaming functionality via Netflix, Hulu Plus and others. A new “SkipMode” allows viewers to bypass the section of their recordings that show commercials.

Rated 4/5 stars by over 250 Amazon customers.

DVR Stories November 13, 2015

expiredAdd TiVo DVR functionality to your over-the-air antenna with this refurb deal: $35 + $5 shipping (Orig. $50)

If you’ve been holding off on adding TiVo to your over-the-air antenna setup, now may be your time. The TiVo Roamio was first released a little over a year ago but hasn’t seen much in the way of discounts since then. Today, Woot offers the factory refurbished TiVo Roamio OTA DVR for $34.99 + $5 flat rate shipping. That’s a savings of 20% off the regular price/Amazon and a match of the lowest that we’ve seen it go for.

Like all TiVo products, a subscription of some kind to its service is required. In this instance, you’ll have to grab a $15/mo plan to unlock all of the features. If you prefer to pay for a lifetime of service, you’ll need to grab one in new condition.

TiVo Roamio OTA provides access to all of your available local channels via a user-provided antenna, plus streaming content from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus and others. It is capable of recording four shows at once and storing up to 75 hours of HD programming. Includes a 90-day factory direct warranty. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

Woot also has the previous generation TiVo mini for $69.99 + $5 flat shipping, which can be used for expanding access to your main DVR throughout your home.

Learn more about your available local channels here. In need of an antenna? Grab this highly-rated Mohu option.

DVR Stories September 30, 2015

The DVR has become an instrumental piece of nearly every respectable home theater setup. With streaming services like Netflix and Hulu offering an on demand approach, many consumers expect the same from their cable or satellite service. TiVo started this revolution back in 1999 but since then its set-top boxes have largely remained the same in design and function.

Today, TiVo announced the Bolt, a new DVR that sports a stunning new design and is loaded with features. This is the first product from TiVo in years that has truly caught my attention and has me reaching for my wallet.  expand full story

DVR Stories September 23, 2015

If you’re anything like myself, it’s not uncommon to have the TV on, iPad propped up and iPhone on hand. The other night was a great example: I was playing Forza 6 on my Xbox One, with Monday Football on my iPad and Twitter going on the iPhone. Thankfully iOS 9 has brought multitasking and picture-in-picture to our favorite tablet, but still having multiple devices going at once can be a struggle.

There is a new Kickstarter campaign that launched yesterday with an eye on simplifying this first world problem. Skreens is a set-top box with up to four inputs that collects all your favorite sources and puts them on one screen. For example, your gaming console, Roku box and DVR can all be shown on one screen.

After just 20 hours, this project has already raised well over three times its original goal. Read on for more details.

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DVR Stories May 1, 2015

expiredCut the cord in style by adding a TiVO Roamio OTA DVR to your setup for a one-time $300 fee

TiVo may not be as popular as it once was during the early part of this century, but the company’s gear is still one of the best ways to watch TV. Late last summer TiVo put out its Roamio OTA DVR system and since then reviewers continually called it the best over-the-air DVR system for cord cutters. However, most of the time that sentiment was followed by harsh criticism of TiVo’s monthly fees.

But now that barrier has been demolished with TiVo’s new pricing structure…

DVR Stories September 8, 2014

Today, TiVo has announced the latest addition to its popular line of home DVRs, you might just have a hard time finding a place to put it. With over 24TB of storage, the TiVo Mega is the largest consumer DVR ever made with enough room to store 26,000 hours of SD recordings or roughly three years of your life. If HD is your format of choice, you’re looking at about 4,000 hours of programming. Oh yeah, it’s also designed to be rack mounted.

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DVR Stories August 14, 2014

Foscam 720p Wireless Pan/Tilt IP Camera w/ night vision $85 shipped (orig. $160)

Adoramacamera via eBay is offering the Foscam FI9821W V2 720p Megapixel H.264 Wireless IP Camera (black, white) for $84.99 shipped. That’s $75 under the original listing, between $12 and $15 under Amazon, $15 under the average selling price and within $5 of the lowest we’ve seen.

It features high def 1280 x 720p video resolution, a built-in DVR via SD card, two-way audio, pan/tilt (70 degree viewing angle), motion detection, night-vision and allows for networked recording/viewing via smartphone apps or the browser.

The Foscam FI9821W V2 has received a 3.8/5 star rating from nearly 600 Amazon customers where its sits as the #1 Best Selling Camera of its kind.

DVR Stories September 13, 2011

Woot is offering a refurbished a TiVo Premire DVR for $49.99 w/ $5 shipping. The DVR features full HD support and the ability to record up to 45+ hours of HD programming. The DVR brings on-demand services like Amazon, Netflix, and Blockbuster as streaming services. Music services like Pandora and Rhaposody are also available. This is the perfect device for any home theater. Cable packages sold separately.

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