Sunday, 01 August 2004
is working hard to gain ground in the booming DVR (digital video
recorder) market. Over the past few years, TiVo has obtained a dominant
marketing position, while ReplayTV has had to fight off lawsuits
brought by some who feared ReplayTV’s powerful DVR technology. ReplayTV
has since put that lawsuit behind them and has been bought by D&M
Holdings. D&M Holdings is one of the biggest players in AV, owning
several top audio/video companies, including Denon, Marantz and
Macintosh and Rio. Now D&M Holdings has Escient as well and, with
DirecTV threatening all sorts of ugly moves with TiVo, ReplayTV is
quickly becoming the DVR choice of discriminating TV viewers.
ReplayTV launched its 5500 DVR series in October 2003. The series is
comprised of 40, 80, 160 and 320-hour versions, the 5504, 5508, 5516
and 5532, respectively. The DVRs range in price from $149 to $799, and
service can be purchased separately for $12.95 ...