Beating out the Onkyo TX-NR609 receiver, EchoStar HDS 600RS Freesat PVR, Panasonic DMP-BDT310 Blu-ray player, LG HX976TZW home theater in a box, D-Link Boxee Box, and Yamaha YSP-2200 sound bar, Virgin Media’s TiVo won Stuff magazine’s “Home Cinema Gadget of the Year”.
Allow us to present Stuff’s First Theorem, a formula tells us that as TV gets ever more overrun by idiots making fools of themselves to amuse cretins, you need a really good PVR to cut through the rubbish. Virgin’s TiVo is that PVR: it learns from your viewing habits, suggesting and recording shows it thinks you’ll like. And most of the time it gets it right. With super-smart search features, three tuners and 1TB of space for recordings, the only barrier between you and a perfect night’s viewing will be your own good taste.