I know I’ve already covered this product, but I have new news, first of all I have more pics, and I have a better idea of how big it is. Most importantly, they had the interface in demo mode, so I have a video of that so you can get an idea of what it looks like in action.
Panasonic and Comcast debuted their first portable DVR player yesterday. It’s powered by tru2way technology and they call it Anyplay. Comcast put it’s digital video recording into a Panasonic P-DVR platform to create the AnyPlay.
It features 60GB of digital recording capacity, an 8.5 folding LCD screen and stereo speakers. It also comes with a dual audio headphone jack and when placed in a companion dock that functions as a standard DVR, the AnyPlay P-DVR will allow you to watch and record TV programs from your TV. Of course, unlike a traditional set-top box, you can take it with you anywhere.
Imagine combining the best of the TiVo and the best of a SlinBox all into one and you have a pretty good idea of what Polaroid is offering up with the Freescape. It’s a DVR, is a wirelessly streaming media hub, and it’s a place shifter, it is the ultimate in digital entertainment hardware.
I hate comparing one product to another, but the Archos set top box DVR is everything the Apple TV should have been and even has an equally slick appearance. Alright, lets start with the fact that it comes in your choice of 80 or 250 gigabyte capacities, and, since its made by Archos, I wouldn’t be surprised if some enterprising modders found a way to increase that.
So two years ago Comcast announced that some or all of their DVR boxes would be getting pimped by the people who make TiVo, well, someone finally got one of those boxes. To be more specific a Mr. Steve Garfield in Boston has gotten one of the boxes.
Another score for Tivo this week, first the Comcast-Tivo DVR roll-out, then the online photo sharing partnership with Photobucket and Picasa and now an immediate service with Music Choice network via Tivocast. The Tivo subscribers with S2 or S3 series will have access to broadband video content with nearly 1,000 of music video at launch and several more in all for free! Well folk, you get Tivo livetime service yet?
Good news for Tivo customer with Photobucket or Google’s Picasa. You can now access your online web album up to HD resolution (namely 720p, 1080i) on your TIVO S3 or Tivo HD. Other features included sideshows, browsing and sharing with the convenient of Tivo Keywords search. Tivo used to has similar service with Yahoo! Photos but Yahoo ditched it right after acquiring Flickr. The latter choice is not much of an upgrade since Flicker is a much bigger photo sharing service in the industry. It would be nice if we could have all 3 of them.
Thanks to a new deal with Nero, TiVo is well on its way to hitting your PC. Sure, Windows Media Center has done a good job of dominating the DVR on a PC industry for oh so long, but it looks like they are getting some competition from a worthy competitor.
Soon you’ll have your choice of Open Source MythTV (and SageTV), Closed source Windows Media Center, and Closed source (but non-windows) Nero/TiVo TiVo service. I like choices, and the only thing that has kept me from getting a TiVo in the past has been the monthly fees, so, removing those by making me responsible for obtaining the proper hardware, well that’s fine, and I might use the TiVo app on my PC when it comes out.
Canadian can finally enjoy the famous TiVo service as TiVo announces its availability in Canada. Tivo Series 2DT is the only device that will be sold during the launch giving Canadian consumer up to 80 hours of recording time. The set top box sells for $199 at some stores such as Best Buys and Future Shop. As for the subscription rates, TiVo said it should be close to what US consumers are paying.
You don’t believe its thin and light? Well peep this, its 35mm thick, that’s a number, then for the lightness, look at the runway model carrying one and stopping to pose after strutting out with the screen in hand.
I am pretty sure a good sign of something being light is how easily a runway model can carry eat and still look good. Part of the reason its so light is because they’ve separated the actual screen, and all the other junk that usually comes built into back/side of the TVs.