Review: Simple.TV DVR and placeshifter handles over-the-air signals, but needs work

At a Glance
  • Really Simple Software Simple.TV

    TechHive Rating

    The Simple.TV offers DVR functionality and remote viewing support for free digital TV, but it still needs work and you'll pay extra for its key features.

At a Glance
  • TechHive Rating

    The Simple.TV offers DVR functionality and remote viewing support for free digital TV, but it still needs work and you'll pay extra for its key features.

    Pros

    • Moderately priced DVR for over-the-air or basic digital cable TV
    • Can stream simultaneously to up to five browsers, mobile devices, computers, or Roku-connected HDTVs.

    Cons

    • DVR functionality and streaming over the Internet are severely restricted without a premium subscription service.
    • You must provide a USB drive for recording and have decent upstream Internet service.

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