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TiVo is back with an all new DVR: TiVo Bolt! More of a side-grade than an upgrade from the TiVo Roamio Plus and Roamio Pro (see our TiVo Roamio Pro review), the TiVo Bolt is the first TiVo DVR to offer 4K UHD resolution. You can currently stream content from both Netflix and YouTube in 4K, with more to come soon (hopefully Amazon!)

The two other major features of the TiVo Bolt are QuickMode and SkipMode. With SkipMode, TiVo allows you to completely skip over blocks of commercials with the press of a button for prime time shows that air on the top 20 TV networks. QuickMode allows you to speed up your TV watching, playing the content at 1.3x the normal speed. Voices still sound as they should, but the show just plays a little faster, allowing you to get through them quicker.

The shape of the box is a bit odd, and the two-tone black and white remote is a departure as well, but the Bolt is faster and more responsive than any previous model. It can also record up to four shows at once.

You can order the TiVo Bolt now.

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Apple announced the brand new Apple TV with Siri Remote at its latest event on September 9. I was able to get my hands on a unit that day, and bring you the first unboxing of the new 2015 model Apple TV. As you can see, the Siri Remote control is made of metal and looks nice up close. The hardware buttons will make it less frustrating to use for sure. The Apple TV device itself looks similar to the previous 2012 and 2013 models, just a little bit thicker.

The new Apple TV will ship to consumers in October, but you can get an advanced look here in this episode.

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The Monster SoundStage S3 is a large-sized wireless speaker that packs a seriously big punch when it comes to sound. The audio can easily fill a large room without distortion in the music. The Monster SoundStage S3 connects wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. You can also connect it directly with an AUX cable or digital optical Toslink cable. Monster SoundStage speakers support multi-room audio, allowing you to control the audio across your home from the palm of your hand thanks to Qualcomm AllPlay technology.

You can pick up the Monster SoundStage S3 wireless speaker now.

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The Monster SoundStage S2 is the medium-sized wireless speaker in the SoundStage line, and it brings with it a seriously big punch when it comes to sound. The audio can easily fill a room without distortion. The SoundStage S2 connects wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. You can also connect it directly with an AUX cable or digital optical Toslink cable. SoundStage speakers support multi-room audio, allowing you to control the audio across your home from the palm of your hand thanks to Qualcomm AllPlay technology.

You can pick up the Monster SoundStage S2 wireless speaker now.

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The Monster SoundStage S1 is a small wireless speaker that packs a seriously big punch when it comes to sound. The audio can easily fill a room without distortion. The SoundStage S1 connects wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. You can also connect it directly with an AUX cable or digital optical Toslink cable. SoundStage speakers support multi-room audio, allowing you to control the audio across your home from the palm of your hand thanks to Qualcomm AllPlay technology.

The SoundStage S1 is even humidity-proof!

You can pick up the Monster SoundStage S1 wireless speakerr now.

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Turn your existing home theater or speaker system into a multi-room audio streaming powerhouse with the Phorus PR5 Receiver!

With the Phorus PR5, you can instantly connect any smartphone, tablet, PC, or Mac to your existing stereo system, using DTS Play-Fi or premium Bluetooth with AptX and AAC. AirPlay streams are supported, too. We give you the full rundown of this product in this episode of Unboxing Live.

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The Phorus PS5 is awesome. It's a wireless speaker that supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even AirPlay! If those wireless options aren't enough, it also supports direct connection through its 3.5mm AUX port. With DTS Play-Fi, the Phorus audio products offer a universal wireless audio experience. Stream content from your favorite music services wirelessly, directly to the Phorus PS5 wireless speaker. Play-Fi technology means you aren't locked in to any one brand for multi-room streaming audio. Get all the details in this episode!

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The TiVo Mini is the powerful, all-purpose companion to your four or six-tuner TiVo DVR. Andru Edwards walks you through how the Mini makes it easy to share the TiVo experience on another TV in your home in this episode. Add one or more Minis and access your live TV, recorded shows and streaming apps - all with TiVo's distinctively easy-to-use interface. To use the TiVo Mini, you need a 4-tuner TiVo Roamio or Series4 DVR.

You can pick up a TiVo Mini now on Amazon.

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We open up the new Sonos Play:1 in this episode, the entry-level wireless speaker from Sonos that costs $199. You're now able to get into the Sonos ecosystem at a lower cost, streaming your music from iTunes, Rdio, Spotify, Pandora, radio, and more! Check out the new hotness in this episode of Unboxing Live.

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TiVo has released it's new Series5 DVRs in the Roamio line, and in this episode we open up the TiVo Roamio Pro! The Roamio Pro sports 6 tuners, allowing it to record up to 6 HD shows at a time, and has a 3TB hard drive, allowing it to store up to 450 hours of HD content. Even better? The new Roamio Plus and Pro both have TiVo Stream capabilities built right in, allowing you to watch your recordings on your iOS device, and soon, Android as well.

TiVo also redesigned the look and feel of the DVRs, as well as adding a bunch of color to the packaging. We give you a look at it all, as well as the new TiVo RF remote control.

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