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Sigma Design SOC’s SMP8644, good candidate for Tivo S4?

Sigma Design SOC’s SMP8644, good candidate for Tivo S4?

Robust interactivity and powerful multimedia processing System-On-Chip will soon feature on next generation IPTV set-top boxes, IP cable set-top boxes, and Blu-ray players thanks to the availability of Sigma Design's SMP8644. The company has announced its highest performance SOC yet promised to deliver feature-rich SOC at CEATEC show this week. Tru2Way, BR Profile 2.0, Dual SATA-2, USB, Ethernet controller, NAND and NOR flash module controllers are among many features integrated in SMP8644 SOC.

TIVO new User Interface in testing, features Picture in Guide at last!

TIVO new User Interface in testing, features Picture in Guide at last!

If I were to list one basic feature I’ve always wanted for my TIVO is an integrate User Interface with Picture in Guide (PIG). Little has changed with its interface over the years, picture is obstructed by grid-style onscreen guide while navigating though user menu to retrieve list of recording show or change settings. Competitors such as DirectTV, Dish Network and Cable service carriers have long offering DVR with PIG. That soon to change; Tivo is cooking up a user interface with a complete new look- Featuring PIG with ability to display picture while peruse user guide.

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Tivo Experience outside the box, TIVO’s recording app for Windows users

Tivo Experience outside the box, TIVO’s recording app for Windows users

The Godfather of DVR is expanding their DVR technology outside the box. Tivo and Nero have announced a joint venture effort to bring TIVO experience on your personal computer. The recording soft layer application, LiquidTV/TiVo PC will be on sale this October 15th at the price of $99. It’s designed for PC users who already have an existing TV tuner on their computer. The $99 asking price will get you one year subscription to TIVO recording features and program guides, the subsequently renewal will cost you another $99.

Tivo to offer DVR service through BlackBerry

Tivo to offer DVR service through BlackBerry

Research In Motion and digital video recording service, TIVO are teaming up to offer customized TiVo services for the BlackBerry. The initial phase of the plan will allow TiVo subscribers to access and control their DVR’s schedule and programming detail via BlackBerry phone. The integration is expected to be put in action later this year. Other than that, the companies also mentioned the future development is to simplify and improve mobile access to video content.

Tivo unveils HD XL DVR with 1TB Storage Space

Tivo unveils HD XL DVR with 1TB Storage Space

No sight of Series 4 with Tru2way just yet but Tivo has announced a brand new premium DVR that comes with extra large recording capacity at Cedia 2008. The XL size of Tivo HD now featured 1TB of storage space (over 150 hours of HD programs), Glo remote and THX-certified just like the S3.

Tivo teams up with DirectTV to develop new HD DVR

Tivo teams up with DirectTV to develop new HD DVR

Good news for Tivo fans stuck in Cable mode. The country largest satellite service provider with 17.1- million subscribers, DIRECTV has announced today that they are teaming up with TIVO to develop a new DIRECTV HD DVR featuring TiVo's recording service. The new TiVo-DirecTV DVR is expected to be available in the second half of 2009. It will support both companies’ features and services but subscriber’s pricing and packaging for the high-definition TiVo-DirecTV product has yet to be determined.

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[via forbes]

Panasonic DMR-BR630V Blu-ray DVR with retro VHS

Panasonic DMR-BR630V Blu-ray DVR with retro VHS

Someone at Panasonic must think retro is back in fashion, as the DMR-BR630V - the company's latest Blu-ray and DVR combo deck - also manages to include VHS functionality.  Presumably intended for people wanting to archive their old VHS tapes onto Blu-ray (or maybe just continue to view a large back-catalogue), the BR630V has a 320GB hard-drive, digital and analog TV tuners and an SD slot.

SE2 Labs ITC One integrated media system: not worth $25k

SE2 Labs ITC One integrated media system: not worth $25k

Let's get the first hurdle out of the way: SE2 Labs' ITC One home entertainment system costs $25,000.  Assuming you've got that to spend, though, what do you get for your money?  How about an XBox 360, Wii, Apple TV, iPod dock and DVR, together with "audiophile grade" mods and power conditioning, all in a single standalone case.  Gizmodo spent a little hands-on time with the ITC One, and just as you might imagine came away wondering exactly who it's aimed at.

Iomega external storage updated: media players, PVR expansion & more

Iomega external storage updated: media players, PVR expansion & more

Iomega has announced a number of new storage-based products, ranging from simple external hard-drives to media converters and DVR accessories.  Most interesting are the Screenplay HD and the Media Xporter Drive.  The former, shown here, is a hard-drive and media player, that hooks up to a HDTV and surround sound system (via HDMI) to play stored video; it's priced at $199.5.  The latter is intended for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, connecting via USB and automatically converting any AVI (or any of 20 other formats) media on its 160GB storage into files the console can recognise and play; it's priced at $104.45.

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