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Tuesday, 11 March 2003 ,  Written by Jerry Del Colliano
According to The New York Times, AOL Time-Warner is going to launch a TiVo competitor, called Mystro TV, for its vast cable service. The AOL Time-Warner service reportedly allows TV networks to insert ads while TiVo let viewers skip spots with the simple click of a fast-forward button. With Mystro, TV companies would have far more power to decide which programs are recordable and which ones are not. With TiVo and ReplayTV, the service has no say (nor do they really care) what you record. An study in the fall of 2002 showed that of over 16,500 participants, only two percent had TiVo or another variety of PVR (personal video recorder). However, those who did have TiVo loved it and couldn’t imagine living without it. Cable systems have recently been delivering cable boxes with PVRs built in that are a small part of a customer’s monthly bill, which allows the providers control over your ...
Friday, 10 January 2003 ,  Written by
DISH Network announced today that its new high definition DishPVR 921 satellite TV system was awarded top honors as the Best of Show in the Innovations Design and Engineering showcase in the Satellite Systems product category at the 2003 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The DishPVR 921 satellite TV receiver is a Personal Video Recording product with the ability to record both standard and high definition programming. DISH Network features five nationwide HDTV channels: CBS-HD, HBO-HD, SHOWTIME-HD, Discovery HD, DISH-On-Demand pay-per-view HD movies and a 24-hour HDTV demonstration channel. Using a massive 250 gigabyte hard drive, the DishPVR 921 is capable of recording up to 40 hours of high-definition programming, up to 250 hours standard definition programming, or any combination of the two. Other capabilities include the ability to record two programs at the same time while watching a third pre-recorded program, and picture-in-picture capabilities on any TV. More details including price and availability ...
Monday, 23 December 2002 ,  Written by
SONICblue, parent of ReplayTV, today announced the availability of the ReplayTV 5040 digital video recorder (DVR) in major retail outlets throughout the United States including Circuit City, Best Buy, Good Guys, Amazon, The Wiz, Magnolia Hi-Fi, Ultimate Electronics and Tweeter for just$199* after rebates for a limited time.
Thursday, 24 October 2002 ,  Written by
SONICblue Incorporated announced the launch of the ReplayTV 5000 digital video recorder (DVR) series, the next generation of their ReplayTV product line. SONICblue's ReplayTV 5000 series offers consumers unique DVR functionality, including Commercial Advance which affords users the choice to playback recorded shows without advertisements.
Wednesday, 23 October 2002 ,  Written by
Hollywood movie studios can clearly see the advantages of delivering feature films directly to your home theater in the not so distant future. They are even OK with you making a digital connection between your satellite or cable system and your video source but understandably, they want to protect the integrity of their property (movies, concerts etc…) with sophisticated encryption. Who could blame them? Movie piracy, especially overseas, is an epidemic that costs the studios dearly.
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