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Satellite Receiver & HD DVR News

Everyone with an HDTV has some form of satellite receiver or digital cable box. You need it to not just watch HDTV shows but to record them as well. Many of the latest DVRs or PVRs come with either streaming movie services and or pay-per-view capabilities. If you are keeping up with the world of home theater and high performance AV and you subscribe to services from the likes of DirecTV, Dish Network, Comcast, Time Warner, COX and or any number of other players in the game - this is a DVR/TiVo/PVR news resource for you.

Alexa Support Now Available on DISH Network DVRs

Alexa Support Now Available on DISH Network DVRs

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Back at CES in January, DISH Network announced plans to add Alexa support to its Hopper DVR line. Now that plan has come to fruition. DISH customers who own a Hopper or Wally set-top box can now control their device... Read More

 
AT&T/DirecTV to Phase Out Satellite TV Service, Reports Say

AT&T/DirecTV to Phase Out Satellite TV Service, Reports Say

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Bloomberg is reporting that AT&T hopes to phase out DirecTV's satellite TV service in three to five years, to be replaced by the company's DirecTV Now online TV service. Scheduled to launch before year's end, DirecTV Now will begin as... Read More

 
TiVo Introduces BOLT+ 4K DVR with More Tuners and Storage

TiVo Introduces BOLT+ 4K DVR with More Tuners and Storage

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TiVo's recent acquisition by Rovi has not stopped the company from introducing a new set-top box at this week's CEDIA Expo in Dallas. Like the original BOLT that was launched last year, the new BOLT+ is a 4K-capable DVR and... Read More

 
DISH Network Launches New

DISH Network Launches New "Skinny" Channel Bundle

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DISH Network has introduced the Flex Pack skinny channel bundle. For $39.99 per month, customers get more than 50 channels that include AMC, TNT, USA, HGTV, E!, Cartoon Network, History, A&E, CNN, Discovery, and TBS. For an additional $4 to... Read More

 
TiVo to Stop Making Set-Top Box Hardware, Report Says

TiVo to Stop Making Set-Top Box Hardware, Report Says

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Light Reading is reporting that TiVo is likely to exit the retail set-top box hardware business after the acquisition by Rovi is complete. We reported last month that Rovi acquired TiVo for $1.1 billion, and today's news is based on... Read More

 
DISH Network's HopperGO Now Available to Customers

DISH Network's HopperGO Now Available to Customers

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DISH Network's HopperGO, first announced at CES 2016, is now available to DISH customers for $99. The pocket-sized, 64GB HopperGO allows you to store up to 100 hours of your DVR recordings to take on the go. Beyond just being... Read More

 
DISH Adds Ultra HD Version of Netflix to Hopper 3

DISH Adds Ultra HD Version of Netflix to Hopper 3

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DISH Network has added the Ultra HD version of Netflix to its new 4K-friendly Hopper 3 DVR. The standard version of Netflix has been available on the Hopper 3 since its launch in February, and now DISH has fulfilled its... Read More

 
Rovi to Buy TiVo, Reports Say

Rovi to Buy TiVo, Reports Say

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FierceCable is reporting, based on a New York Times article, that TiVo and Rovi are negotiating to merge. Rovi, which is known primarily for its interactive content-management user interfaces and which also owns the CinemaNow streaming VOD service, will reportedly... Read More

 
Sports Bar Mode Now Active on DISH's Hopper 3

Sports Bar Mode Now Active on DISH's Hopper 3

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To coincide with the first week of the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, DISH Network rolled out its Sports Bar Mode feature, which allows you to watch four different channels simultaneously. Sports Bar Mode is available on the new 4K-friendly... Read More

 
AT&T to Phase Out U-verse in Favor of DirecTV

AT&T to Phase Out U-verse in Favor of DirecTV

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Bloomberg is reporting that AT&T is phasing out its U-verse DSL-based TV/Internet service, instead directing all new customers toward its recently acquired DirecTV service. Current U-verse customers can retain their service, although fourth-quarter results show that AT&T saw its largest... Read More