Cable, Satellite, and OTA Product Reviews (25 Reviews)


Nuvyyo Tablo DUAL Over-the-Air HD DVR Reviewed

Nuvyyo Tablo DUAL Over-the-Air HD DVR Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell auditions Nuvyyo's Tablo DUAL over-the-air DVR, which features two tuners, 64 GB of internal storage, and the ability to stream OTA content to mobile devices and most major streaming media platforms. Continue Reading

Cable, Satellite, and OTA Product Reviews

When you think home theater, you probably think movie watching, but TV watching is also a big part of the everyday home entertainment experience. A majority of Americans still get their TV service from a cable or satellite provider, but the rise of streaming video services like Netflix and Amazon Video have inspired a new generation of cord-cutters and reinvigorated product categories like over-the-air antennas and standalone HD DVRs. Here you'll find resources and reviews of products in these categories.

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Feb 22, 2017

AntennasDirect ClearStream Eclipse Amplified Indoor TV Antenna Reviewed

I recently took the plunge and cut the cord. At least for now, I'm relying primarily on Netflix and Amazon... Continue Reading
AntennasDirect ClearStream Eclipse Amplified Indoor TV Antenna Reviewed

Dec 05, 2016

Home Theater Review's Best of 2016 Awards

'Tis the season for Home Theater Review's annual best-of list, where we select the best products we've reviewed in the past 12 months. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2016 Awards

Apr 18, 2016

Dish Network Hopper 3 Whole-Home UHD DVR Reviewed

Dennis Burger explores the Hopper 3 whole-home DVR from Dish Network, which adds features like 4K support, universal search, a sports bar mode, and more. Continue Reading
Dish Network Hopper 3 Whole-Home UHD DVR Reviewed

Dec 02, 2013

Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

It's that time of year again. The HomeTheaterReview.com staff has discussed all the products reviewed over the year and decided which ones rated the best. Check out our list of the best of 2013. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

Jul 29, 2013

DirecTV Genie Whole-Home HD DVR Reviewed

The DirecTV Genie HD DVR is a big step forward for the company. Jerry Del Colliano evaluates the Genie to see if there are any stumbles to go with those big steps DirecTV is taking. Continue Reading
DirecTV Genie Whole-Home HD DVR Reviewed

May 06, 2013

Dish Network Hopper Reviewed

Dish Network's Hopper has been a much talked about new receiver from the satellite provider. Andrew Robinson investigates all the features of this much touted new product from Dish Network. Continue Reading
Dish Network Hopper Reviewed

Mar 06, 2013

Terk FDTV2A Indoor HDTV Antenna Reviewed

There have been more HDTV antennas on the market to access HD television channels over the air. Adrienne Maxwell examines the Terk FDTV2A in this review to see how it does as a solution. Continue Reading
Terk FDTV2A Indoor HDTV Antenna Reviewed

Dec 03, 2012

Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

It's that time of year again. The Home Theater Review staff has looked over all of the year's impressive offerings - of which there were many - and narrowed it down to what they believe to be the best of 2012. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

Sep 18, 2012

Mohu Leaf Ltd. Indoor HDTV Antenna Reviewed

If you are looking for an easy, reliable over-the-air solution to get high definition channels to your high definition television, then the Mohu Leaf Ltd Indoor HDTV antenna is well worth your consideration. Continue Reading
Mohu Leaf Ltd. Indoor HDTV Antenna Reviewed

May 05, 2011

DirecTV HR24 Satellite Receiver and HD DVR Reviewed

Reviewer Adrienne Maxwell decided to upgrade her system with the DirecTV HR24 Satellite Receiver and HD DVR, and it proved to be quite the upgrade according to her review. Continue Reading
DirecTV HR24 Satellite Receiver and HD DVR Reviewed

Jul 05, 2010

AT&T U-verse DVR and Service Reviewed

U-verse is a fiber optic based broadband service capable of supplying high speed Internet, phone service and digital TV to residences. Overall reviews of the picture quality, especially in HD, were not very favorable and there was little to separate this product from the competition... Continue Reading
AT&T U-verse DVR and Service Reviewed

Mar 09, 2010

TiVo Premiere HD DVR Reviewed

There are two models to consider here: the TiVo Premeire and the TiVo Premeire XL. It features a 320GB hard drive and provides up to 45 hours of HD recording. You can record up to two shows at the same time or watch one show while recording another. There are a ton of Web and networking friendly features... Continue Reading
TiVo Premiere HD DVR Reviewed

Mar 06, 2010

Moxi HD DVR Reviewed

Moxi has been making a name for itself in the DVR industry and we can see why. There are two and three tuner configurations available and this model features a 500GB hard drive with the ability to add more storage. It permits access to Netflix, Rhapsody, Hulu and many more and the service is free once you pay for the box... Continue Reading
Moxi HD DVR Reviewed

Mar 04, 2010

DirecTV HR23 Satellite Receiver and HD DVR Reviewed

This is the next step up from DirecTV's HR21. It has a larger hard drive which allows for about 100 hours of HD recording and 400 hours of SD recording. No BBC box is required to get the full HD lineup. However, even through you pay to "buy" this DVR, DirecTV still owns it and charges monthly equipment fees... Continue Reading
DirecTV HR23 Satellite Receiver and HD DVR Reviewed

Dec 07, 2009

Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

Home Theater Review Editors have searched high and low, near and far, for the best products of 2009, from HDTVs to receivers, speakers to Blu-ray players, and more. Check to read the best in LED and LCD HDTV reviews here on HomeTheaterReview.com. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

Dec 31, 2008

DirecTV H20 Satellite Receiver Reviewed

Like DirecTV's television signal, the HD picture quality is better than many cable services. This box is easy to set up and easy to use although you still have to pay monthly rental fees after acquiring the box. Overall, this receiver gets high marks from out editors... Continue Reading
DirecTV H20 Satellite Receiver Reviewed

Dec 31, 2008

DirecTV HR21 Satellite Receiver and HD DVR Reviewed

DirecTV's primary HD DVR features a 320GB hard drive and gives you the ability to record two shows at once or watch one show while recording another. Some VOD programming is available. This interface is not quite as intuitive as the TiVo interface and does not offer as many services as the TiVo does... Continue Reading
DirecTV HR21 Satellite Receiver and HD DVR Reviewed

Dec 31, 2008

Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD Cable Receiver Reviewed

This receiver allows you to easily add external hard drives if you need to increase storage capacity and it permits the recording of two shows simultaneously. The biggest drawbacks are that it takes time to switch between standard and HD channels and it sometimes freezes up and rebooting takes about 15 minutes... Continue Reading
Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD Cable Receiver Reviewed

Apr 15, 2005

Humax DRT800 DVD Recorder with TiVo Service Reviewed

This unit combines a DVD recorder with a TiVo DVR and provides the best of both worlds. You can use the 80GB hard drive to store shows and then determine whether or not you wish to record them on DVDs. TiVo's user friendly system is a benefit but downloading the TV guide takes a little bit too long... Continue Reading
Humax DRT800 DVD Recorder with TiVo Service Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

ViewSonic NextVision HD12 Reviewed

This product is designed to bring in the highest quality HD picture via the old fashioned rooftop antenna. Both the sound and picture quality this unit provides are excellent although programming the channels does take a bit longer than most users would like... Continue Reading
ViewSonic NextVision HD12 Reviewed

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