Dyle mobile TV

by Belkin

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Harmony Ultimate Home

by Logitech

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Apple TV (3rd gen., early 2012)

by Apple

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Premiere Elite

by TiVo

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Price Best Price: $90.00
Pros
  • Watch broadcast TV on your iOS device
  • Works with tons of other connected devices
  • Activity-based setup offers lots of customizability
  • Physical buttons for most actions, plus a customizable touchscreen interface
  • Supports major Web media services
  • 2TB of storage
  • Can record 4 shows at once
  • Networked TiVos can access content from each other
  • THX-certified video optimization tool
Cons
  • Limited availability and choice of channels
  • Issues with signal reception
  • Setup can still be time-consuming, and desktop app is unintuitive
  • Doesn't work with all the devices it claims to (yet)
  • Very expensive hardware and service
  • Can't access cable service's on-demand video
  • Doesn't work with satellite TV
At A Glance

The Dyle mobile TV is a nice idea, but it needs a lot of improvements to make it feel like it's worth the money.

Logitech tried to streamline the setup with a new smartphone app, although it's still a challenge. But once everything's working, Harmony Ultimate Home lives up to its name.