DVR specialist TiVo has unveiled the limited edition TiVo Roamio OTA DVR with an initial retail price of $49.99, for those US consumers who do not have cable or satellite service, yet still want a DVR.
“Many top TV shows in America are available with a simple HD antenna,” said TiVo CMO Ira Bahr. “TiVo is devoted to making the best possible cable TV user experience available through our operator partners and in retail, but we recognise some viewers opt not to receive the benefits a subscription with a cable provider offers. TiVo Roamio OTA makes sure that they too can get a best in class DVR experience through an antenna, including our world renowned interface and industry defining recording capability at our most affordable price point ever.”
TiVo Roamio OTA enables consumers to record up to four shows simultaneously, storing 75 high-definition hours of programming. The new antenna DVR and streaming device allows consumers to enjoy and record entertainment from their favourite local networks, where available, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS and Univision over-the-air and popular internet video services such as Netflix, YouTube, and many others.
TiVo Roamio OTA will appear at select BestBuy stores. The limited product release will be offered in select markets for $49.99, with a $14.99 per month service and a one-year commitment. Product and service pricing subject to change.