Tag Archives: DVR

Plex can beam Live TV broadcasts on Roku

Roku devices are now getting Plex Live TV, too. But there’s a catch: You can’t yet schedule recordings through Plex DVR on the streaming player. Plus, the perk is still reserved for Plex Pass subscribers (who pay $5 per month, $40 per year, or $120 lifetime for a bunch of extras). To soften the blow, Roku owners will be able to watch recordings from other supported platforms, including iOS, the Plex web app, Android, Android TV, Apple TV and iOS. – Saqib Shah, Engadget http://ift.tt/2xzQH3j

Where’s the antenna support on streaming-TV boxes?

Antenna use is on the rise. According to Parks Associates Research, 15 percent of U.S. homes with broadband service used an antenna instead of traditional pay TV service in Q3 2016, up from around 10 percent a couple years earlier. Over-the-air has become so prevalent that Nielsen is now tracking antenna channel viewership in many markets, as it does with cable. – Jared Newman, TechHive http://ift.tt/2hQjfi4

How to reformat a Tablo DVR hard drive, so you can use it with your Windows PC

TabloTV uses a Linux-based partition when it formats the drive, rendering it invisible to Windows File Explorer. As such, there’s no way to copy your recordings from the Tablo drive to other storage. But if you’ve stopped using Tablo or upgraded to a larger drive, and you just want to get the old drive working in Windows again, you can wipe the data and reformat it. – Jared Newman, TechHive http://ift.tt/2sEqnBH

Comcast might have to pay TiVo after losing a patent dispute

TiVo has won an International Trade Commission dispute accusing Comcast and its hardware partners (Arris and Technicolor) of violating patents through the X1 platform’s approach to DVR recording and search. The case had originally covered six patents, but this still means Comcast could be on the hook for licensing fees if it wants to avoid a sales ban. Jon Fingas, Engadget http://ift.tt/2suJxdq

Sling TV expands access to its Cloud DVR, as streaming TV competition heats up

“First Look” customers pay an extra $5 per month for up to 50 hours of storage, with no expiration on those programs. When capacity runs out, the oldest “watched” recordings are removed first, to make room for others. In addition, unlike traditional DVRs, Sling’s Cloud DVR lets you record multiple programs at the same time, without worrying about conflicts. Unfortunately, it’s not available on all channels, due to rights negotiations between Dish and the broadcasters. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch http://ift.tt/2mq4nH2
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