TiVo's new Roamio DVRs add storage, mobile streaming

TiVo has unveiled the Roamio line of DVRs, three models that boost recording capacity and will soon be able to stream live video or download recorded video to mobile devices outside of the home. The Roamio Plus and Roamio Pro models have built-in capability to stream video to mobile devices without the need for TiVo Stream, in a feature that will be enabled later in the year. Also, TiVo has received a waiver from the Federal Communications Commission from its analog-tuner mandate, and will now be able to market digital-only set-top devices. However, the FCC stipulated that TiVo must inform users that the device will be incapable of receiving analog broadcast or cable channels, and possibly no broadcast channels at all.

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