New lineup of HDHomeRun OTA network tuners add DVR capabilities and expand ATSC 3.0 support

SiliconDust has refreshed its lineup of HDHomeRun over-the-air (OTA) network tuners with three new models that gain DVR capabilities, ATSC 3.0 tuners, or both. Replacing the old CONNECT DUO and CONNECT QUATRO models are a new pair of devices called the HDHomeRun FLEX DUO and HDHomeRun FLEX 4K which both now have a USB port that allows you to connect an external hard drive for DVR capabilities, eliminating the need for a standalone DVR. As the new same suggests, the FLEX 4K also includes ATSC 3.0 tuners, which its predecessor lacked. The third new model is the HDHomeRun Scribe 4K which replaces the older SCRIBE QUATRO and also adds ATSC 3.0 tuners in the process. Read more ›

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Tablo’s new OTA DVR connects directly to a TV and has a remote but retains networked DVR capabilities

Tablo has announced their latest over-the-air DVR and it’s unlike any of their previous models in that it connects directly to your TV via HDMI. While all of Tablo’s devices up until now have been headless networked DVRs that are accessed through the Tablo app running on a streaming media player, smart TV, or mobile device, the new Tablo DUAL HDMI OTA DVR comes with a remote and displays the Tablo interface directly on your TV. While the point of the new device is to appeal to those wanting a single all-in-one DVR solution, it does retain some of its networked capabilities, such as streaming to other devices like Fire TVs. Read more ›

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Tablo releases 2 new DVRs with Included Storage — 128GB w/ 2 Tuners & 1TB w/ 4 Tuners

Tablo has announced 2 new models of their network DVRs that come with onboard storage. The first is the Tablo DUAL 128GB OTA DVR for $169.99. It comes with 2 tuners and 128GB of built-in flash storage. The second is the Tablo QUAD 1TB OTA DVR for $239.99. It comes with 4 tuners and an internal 1TB spinning hard drive. As with all of Tablo’s models, these 2 new ones feature 802.11ac Wifi, Ethernet, and a USB port for expanding their storage with up to an 8TB external drive. Read more ›

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Amazon announces new Fire TV Recast — a DVR for Fire TVs, Echo Shows, and Mobile devices

Amazon has just announced the Fire TV Recast, a DVR an over-the-air DVR that can stream live or recorded channels from an antenna to Fire TV devices, the Echo Show, and both Android and iOS mobile devices. It’s available in a 2-tuner model with 500GB of storage for $229.99 or a 4-tuner model with 1TB of storage for $279.99. Read more ›

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Channels app for HDHomeRun owners is now free for DVR Subscribers

The Channels app is a great option for owners of an HDHomeRun network TV tuner to use to watch their live content on Fire TVs and other streaming devices, but its $24.99 price has certainly deterred many people from giving the app a try. The independent developers behind the app have just released a free version of their app, called Channels DVR, that can be used indefinitely by anyone subscribed to the Channels DVR subscription service. Combined with the 30-day DVR free trial, it also now serves as a free way to try the Channels app, whether you’re interested in the DVR service or not. Read more ›

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Amazon is reportedly working on a DVR accessory for the Fire TV and Smartphones

Amazon is reportedly working on a new device that will record live television and stream those recordings to Fire TVs and smartphones, according to a person familiar with the plans that has spoken with Bloomberg. The project is codenamed “Frank” inside Amazon and is said to be a DVR with its own physical storage. Read more ›

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Channels app for Fire TV devices adds DVR support for OTA Antenna and Cable channels

The Channels app for Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions has just received its biggest update since it first arrived in the Fire TV appstore earlier this year. The big new feature with this update is full support for the Channels DVR service that was previously only available on the Apple TV. This allows owners of HDHomeRun networked tuners to view and manage recordings of OTA antenna and digital cable channels directly from their Fire TV devices. Read more ›

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