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Friday, 27 February 2004 ,  Written by
Recent reports say the FCC is considering flagging HDTV signals in order to protect against users recording them at their high-resolution native resolutions. This comes as the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) is lobbying the FCC aggressively so that Hollywood’s best movies and TV programs are not easily recorded and duplicated at HDTV resolutions. While the FCC has not agreed to this flagging yet, fears of such a technological change have held up the much-anticipated launch of HDTV personal video recorders (PVRs). Over one year ago, Dish Network showed a PVR that could record HDTV at the CES trade show. They had the same black box at this year’s CES show just six weeks ago, yet none of the PVRs have been shipped to Dish Network consumers.
Thursday, 20 November 2003 ,  Written by
Korean-based Humax Co. has just announced plans for its US debut at the upcoming 2004 Consumer Electronics Show. At the show, executives will share the company’s US marketing strategy with members of the press, sales representatives and retailers, and unveil their 2004 line-up of flat panel televisions and digital video recorders. Humax was founded in 1989 and currently conducts business in over ninety countries and that it has signed a licensing agreement with TiVo to manufacturer DVR products in 2004. With Humax making PVRs featuring TiVo, the question begs to be asked - will they be first to market with the HDTV TiVo that consumers are clamoring for? Dish Network showed their proprietary HDTV PVR at last year's CES but have yet to sell a unit to their subscribers. Insiders tell that DirecTV will have HDTV TiVo in q1, 2004. If Humax beats them to the punch they could have a runaway ...
Thursday, 28 August 2003 ,  Written by
Samsung has just launched it’s DirecTV DVR with TiVo recorder, the SIR-S4120R, capable of storing up to 100 hours of programming. The 120GB hard drive in the Samsung SIR-S4120R DirecTV DVR has 50% more storage capacity than most DVRs currently available on the market. This large hard drive is able to store up to 100 hours of DIRECTV programming with TiVo Service. Samsung’s SIR-S4120R DirecTV DVR simultaneously record programming onto the hard drive as you watch. While recording is taking place, any show – even a live game – can be paused for an unexpected break for up to 30 minutes without missing any of the action. The rewind, instant replay and slow motion playback features put consumers in control and the Dual TV tuners allow users to record two shows at the same time or watch one show while recording another.
Tuesday, 26 August 2003 ,  Written by
DISH Network has just announced the introduction of the DISH Player - DVR 510, the newest combination satellite TV receiver and digital video recorder. DISH Network is offering this new DVR for free to new customers as part of its latest "Free DISH" promotion, including its DISH Video On Demand service for the new DVRs. The DISH Player - DVR 510 features a seven-day on-screen program guide, a 120-gigabyte hard drive capable of up to 100 hours of tapeless recording, parental locks and more. With the new Free DISH promotion, new customers will receive a free DISH Player - DVR 510, satellite dish, remote control and free standard professional installation, a retail value of $299. This promotion ends January 31, 2004.
Tuesday, 15 July 2003 ,  Written by
Panasonic introduces the DMR-E100H DVD recorder with built-in 120 GB hard disk drive as the newest member of its "DIGA" line. The DMR-E100H gives consumers the option of recording on either a DVD-RAM or DVD-R disc or storing up to 160 hours of video on its internal hard disk drive. The DMR-E100H is ideal for compiling personal movie libraries or for archiving, preserving, cataloging and enjoying family videos. The new model can be used for storing and playing back digital video (MPEG2/MPEG4 files) and photos (JPEG/TIFF files) from a compatible digital video camcorder/camera with an SD Memory Card slot or PCMCIA slot.
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