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EchoStar HDT-610R is world’s slimmest FreeView STB

EchoStar HDT-610R is world’s slimmest FreeView STB

EchoStar might not be a big name in the UK, but they’re hoping to change that with the introduction of a new FreeView+ HD set-top box. The company says it’s the world’s slimmest FreeView coming in at 14mm thick. The HDT-610R packs a lot of tech into that 14mm too, as well as a familiar software interface and additional apps and services from the likes of BBC iPlayer and Box Office 365.

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NBC not happy about Dish Network Auto Hop

NBC not happy about Dish Network Auto Hop

Last week, we mentioned a new and interesting feature that Dish Network added to some of its DVRs. The new feature is called Auto Hop and would go in on certain shows and automatically delete the commercials. The feature did have caveats such as only working on prime time programming for the four big broadcast networks.

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DISH Network adds automatic ad skipping to Hopper DVRs

DISH Network adds automatic ad skipping to Hopper DVRs

The rise of TiVo and other digital video recorders foretold an apocalypse, a sweeping river of change that would destroy the television industry as we know it thanks to lowered commercial advertising revenue. Except it didn't - it just made it easier to skip those four Honda commercials interrupting Law & Order. Now DISH Network has taken it one step further, installing a feature on its Hopper DVRs that automatically bypasses commercials.

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Sony nasne PVR squirts TV to VAIO, Vita, PS3 and Xperia

Sony nasne PVR squirts TV to VAIO, Vita, PS3 and Xperia

Sony has outed a new universal media tuner and recorder, the Sony nasne, intended for use across its PS3, VAIO computer and smartphone/tablet ranges, and the first step in the newly-harmonized "One Sony" business. A PS3-lookalike with digital terrestrial and satellite tuners along with a 500GB hard-drive for recording shows, nasne will allow Sony tablets, phones or other gadgets to access its recordings across the network, as well as being able to stream live video to up to two devices at once.

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TiVo Premiere upgrade brings 500 GB to your living room

TiVo Premiere upgrade brings 500 GB to your living room

The folks at TiVo have brought on their most impressive set of packages yet with an expanded into model as well as updated models for Premiere XL and Premiere Elite. This update shows off TiVo's already impressive line of DVR capabilities with 75 hours of HD content, this bumping up this version of the entry-level line with 65% more recording space than its previous price proposition. What we're seeing here instead is 75 hours, 150 hours, and a whopping 300 hours of HD content from plans with TiVo.

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TiVo premiere DVRs turn up for pre-order packing 500GB

TiVo premiere DVRs turn up for pre-order packing 500GB

I'm firmly in the camp that you can never have enough storage inside your DVR. With the often miniscule price difference between hard drives with significant capacity differences, I think 500 GB should be the minimum. My junk DirecTV DVR only has 30 GB of storage space. If you're thinking about buying a TiVo Premiere DVR, there are some indications that a higher capacity device may be coming soon.

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Simple.TV’s connected DVR shipping in June

Simple.TV’s connected DVR shipping in June

Simple.TV's cord cutting DVR was unveiled this year at CES although didn't receive its fair share of attention. They've been calling it a cord-cutting DVR for the fact that it can connect right to basic cable connection, or remoted onto a connected smart TV. According to PCMag we expect to see the Simple.TV hit the market sometime this June.

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TiVo Whole Home DVR Extender will get retail release

TiVo Whole Home DVR Extender will get retail release

If you're still a fan of the original DVR (and there's a lot of them out there) we've got good news: you'll soon be able to purchase TiVo's new Whole Home DVR Extender. Even better, you can get it through your cable or satellite provider or buy it yourself, as the units are headed to electronics retailers as well. The nugget of information came from TiVo's quarterly financial call, and while there' no exact information on exactly when the DVR Extender will arrive or for how much, you can expect them to appear on TiVo's website sometime in the summer or fall.

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Boxee Box DVR subscription tipped

Boxee Box DVR subscription tipped

Smart TV company Boxee promised to consider DVR functionality when it launched its Live TV adapter, and it seems a paid add-on service delivering just that might be in the pipeline. A survey fired out to Live TV dongle owners over the weekend questioned whether they would be willing to pay between $5 and $15 per month for the ability to record live TV for later playback, GigaOm reports, or indeed if they were uninterested in the functionality at all.

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