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Dish VIP 922 Slingbox DVR lands

Dish VIP 922 Slingbox DVR lands

I live in an area where the local cable company has all of five HD channels. That means that 99% of the homes in my neighborhood use satellite with DirecTV or Dish Network. I really like the DirecTV service I use since it offers more HD stations than Dish. Dish has a new DVR that makes me jealous though.

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TiVo posts Q4 loss thanks to high cancellation rate and less sign ups

TiVo posts Q4 loss thanks to high cancellation rate and less sign ups

TiVo is looking to choke one of the more important features from other DVRs on the market and has recently unveiled new Premiere DVRs that are interesting. However, the company is not doing well financially and posted a large loss for Q4 reports the Wall Street Journal. TiVo shares grew after it won an appeal on a patent for some of its software last week, but that wasn't enough to help its Q4 earnings.

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TiVo granted patent on Season Pass recording

TiVo granted patent on Season Pass recording

I can remember when I was a kid programming the VCR was hit and miss. Sometimes you could record the shows you wanted, other times the VCR didn’t work. When the DVR came along I think we can all agree that it is hands down the most significant home entertainment device ever. Many of us simply can’t go back to the pre-DVR era.

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MvixUSA ULTIO Pro MX-880HD home-theater box and PVR

MvixUSA ULTIO Pro MX-880HD home-theater box and PVR

MvixUSA have launched their latest PVR-capable media player, the ULTIO Pro MX-880HD.  The new set-top box supports Full HD 1080p via HDMI, and can play back H.264, MKV, DivX HD, MPEG 2-TS, VC-1 and WMV video formats; inside there's a 3.5-inch hard-drive bay happy with up to 2TB disks.

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Sony Torne digital TV tuner for Japanese PS3 announced

Sony Torne digital TV tuner for Japanese PS3 announced

As well as the 250GB PS3, Sony Japan have also announced a new digital TV tuner peripheral for the console.  The Sony Torne will drop in March 2010, and offer Japanese buyers a way to watch digital terrestrial TV broadcasts on their PS3, together with PVR functionality that allows for recording content (either to the PS3's HDD or a connected USB 2.0 drive) even while the PS3 is being used for gaming, Blu-ray playback or just in standby mode.

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Toshiba ZX900 Series CELL TV getting 2010 US release

Toshiba ZX900 Series CELL TV getting 2010 US release

"CELL," says Toshiba about its new range of CELL TVs for the US, "makes everything better", and while we're not sure whether that includes lingering health issues we'll concede that the company's new ZX900 Series CELL TV certainly cheers up any mild Winter depression we're having.  The vast 1080p HD set will come in 55- and 65-inch versions, and the CELL engine apparently throws in 143 times the processing power you'll find in a regular TV.  As for what Toshiba does with all that horsepower, they use it to churn through their new True Super Resolution technology.

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3view box is world’s first Internet-connected HD free-to-air set top box

3view box is world’s first Internet-connected HD free-to-air set top box

It seems like home theater fans in the UK are always getting new and cool sounding set top boxes while American's are stuck with whatever junk the cable or satellite provider offers. Those watching free-to-air HD broadcasts in the UK now have a cool new 3view set top box to use.

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Moxi unveils 3-tuner HD DVR and slashes prices

Moxi unveils 3-tuner HD DVR and slashes prices

One of the things that I wish for on a weekly basis is an extra tuner for my DVR. Two tuners sounds like enough, but a third would be welcome many nights. We have talked about Moxi products before when the Moxi Mate tipped up back in August.

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Pace set to launch multiroom DVR solution with cable operators

Pace set to launch multiroom DVR solution with cable operators

Earlier this week I talked a bit about the multiroom DVR solution that Pace had unveiled. The solution sounds very cool with a central storage service allowing playback of recorded programs anywhere in the home.

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Pace introduces multiroom DVR solution for whole home playback

Pace introduces multiroom DVR solution for whole home playback

Of all the tech in my home one of the devices that I just can't live without is my DVR. Even my kids are hooked; they can’t understand why you can't fast-forward every show that comes on TV. I have two DVRs in my house and what I would really like is a single DVR that can play on any TV in my home.

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Sony VAIO L Touch HD PC/TV multitouch all-in-one debuts

Sony VAIO L Touch HD PC/TV multitouch all-in-one debuts

"Touch me, touch me" sang 80s legend Samantha Fox, "I want to feel your body," and while the intentions of Sony's new VAIO L Series of touchscreen desktops may be different, the sentiment is just the same.  Announced alongside the skinny VAIO X, the L Series is being pushed - like other big-screen all-in-one PCs in Sony's past - as a hybrid HDTV and computer, though with its 24-inch 1920 x 1080 display, optional Blu-ray and optional TV tuners we suppose it does have more of a claim than most.  As for the touchscreen, that's used not only for Windows 7's multitouch functionality but to control Sony's own Media Gallery DVR app.

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Toshiba CELL REGZA 55X1 HDTV: 8 simultaneous time-shift channels

Toshiba CELL REGZA 55X1 HDTV: 8 simultaneous time-shift channels

Toshiba have announced their latest high-end LCD TV, and it's the first to include the Cell Broadband Engine for multi-channel display and DVR recording.  The Toshiba CELL REGZA 55X1 has a 55-inch, 5,000,000:1 contrast LED-backlit panel, with independent control over each of the 512 LED backlighting zones and 240Hz refresh.  It's accompanied by a processor box, housing the Cell goodies, which can pump out eight channels to be shown on-screen at once, time-shift up to eight channels simultaneously for 26 hours, or boot up a web browser based on Opera.

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