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Apricorn DVR Expander gets welcome makeover

Apricorn DVR Expander gets welcome makeover

When it launched back in January, you couldn't really fault Apricorn's DVR Expander for its specifications: 1.5TB of storage for plug'n'play expansion of your DVR, with a range of connectivity to suit various different TiVo, Cable and DirectTV receivers, among others.  What was less impressive was the casing; it looked cheap and, certainly in the case of the pink unit Apricorn bizarrely chose for their press shots, not something you'd want sat next to your TV.  Now the DVR Expander has had a makeover: the same impressive capabilities, but with a far slicker case. 

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Broadcom announces First DLNA-enabled SoCs with integrate MoCA technology

Broadcom announces First DLNA-enabled SoCs with integrate MoCA technology

Cable subscribers, especially the Verizon folks should be fairly familiar with MoCA (multimedia over Coax Alliance) technology as networking platform to stream multimedia though coaxial cable. No? How about the Zeevee box that is capable of livecasting any internet-based video from PC-to-Tv with similar technology? If we are getting there, here’s another piece of MoCA-based SoC (System-oc-Chip) invention from Broadcom to take on industry's first HD STB devices piggybacking coax cable infrastructure into a whole-home media distribution network.

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CES 2009: DISH Network unviels SlingLoaded Vip 922

CES 2009: DISH Network unviels SlingLoaded Vip 922

DISH Network Corporation has unveiled the world’s first “SlingLoaded” HD DuoDVR, the award-winning ViP 922. The Vip 922 is the first high definition video recorder to incorporate placeshifting technology. This device was build by EchoStar Technologies and DISH Network as an entertainment centerpiece that combines 1080p Video on Demand and 100 percent, all-HD suite of programming packages available today.

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Funai preps tru2way dual-tuner set-top DVR

Funai preps tru2way dual-tuner set-top DVR

Funai looks forward to beat the godfather of DVR, step ahead of Tivo to launch tru2Way integrated dual-tuner set-top DVR. Announced back in May, the company exhibited its tru2way STB platform with DVR, dual decode, NTSC, ATSC and various network capabilities at the Cable Show in Big Easy; today, they have further confirmed its plan to mass-produce the tru2wy box during the third quarter of 2009, but the timing will hinge on CableLabs’s approval.

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Netflix ‘Watch Instantly’ arrives on TiVo: streaming SD & HD

Netflix ‘Watch Instantly’ arrives on TiVo: streaming SD & HD

Now we know why TiVo were so keen to deny that Amazon HD rumor: heaven forfend it should over-shadow today's announcement of Netflix SD and HD on the Series3, TiVo HD, or TiVo HD XL DVRs.  First promised back in October, the service offers Netflix's 12,000-strong catalog of movies and TV episodes direct to your TiVo, with no premium above the standard $8.99 subscription.  A mixture of standard-definition and high-definition titles are available.

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