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.

DirecTV Genie

If the fight between cable, satellite, and streaming video providers was being waged pro wrestling style, DirecTV just picked up the metal chair. Looking to breathe some much-needed new life into the DVR, the DirecTV Genie records up to five HD programs at the same time, and streams that content to any TV in your house. No annoying boxes for each room. A terabyte of storage space means the Genie will record up to four times as much content as cable company DVRs from cable companies, or about 200 hours of HD overall.