TiVo Roamio: Some Hot DVR Action

The DVR’s full potential may have finally been realized now with the TiVo Roamio ($200-$600 depending on the model). New to TiVo’s game is Wi-Fi and the ability to watch all your saved shows and movies on iOS devices that are running the TiVo app. With new faster processors, the power to record up to six shows simultaneously, and hefty hard drives that can store up to 450 hours of high def video, this may be the last DVR you need before the government requires U.S. citizens to shove TV tuners up their nostrils.

The Boxee TV

If you find yourself visiting your local cable company’s offices anytime soon, take a look at the walls. That’s where you’ll probably see pictures of the Boxee TV ($99)–with darts through them. This TV tuner/DVR aims to lure people who are pissed with cable or satellite, as it packs a DVR, dual ATSC/QAM tuners, as well as apps like Netflix, Vudu, Pandora and YouTube. Storage on the Boxee TV, like your potential for pizza ingestion, is unlimited via the cloud (and $15/month). You can even watch one show while recording another.