|Product||Dish Network DTVPal||Google Chromecast||Channel Master DVR+||Channel Master CM-7000PAL||Microsoft Xbox One|
|Price||Pricing is currently unavailable.||$29.99 to $49.95||MSRP: $249.99||$349.99||$499.99 to $691.88|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||3.5 stars||Info unavailable||3 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||2.5 stars||3 stars||0 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||January 15, 2009||July 24, 2013||Info unavailable||June 1, 2010||November 22, 2013|
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The Dish Network DTVPal DVR offers up bare-bones, over-the-air HDTV recording without a monthly fee, but it doesn't compare to subscription-based DVRs, and Dish's nonexistent return policy makes it a real gamble.
Google's $35 Chromecast stick is a cheap and easy way to add streaming video and music to your TV, but it still isn't as fully featured as similarly priced Roku boxes.
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For someone who wants to DVR-ify an HD antenna setup without paying monthly fees, the Channel Master CM-7000PAL is the easiest solution available.
The Xbox One goes beyond gaming with its ambitious live TV integration, but at launch it can't deliver a knockout blow to the PS4 due to a higher price and uneven voice control. We suggest you wait for improvements, but for now, the Xbox One is better suited to forgiving early adopters.
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