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TiVo simplifies subs (by axing cheapest plans)

TiVo simplifies subs (by axing cheapest plans)

I have never used a TiVo DVR, but I have been enamored with some of the features that the TiVo offers that my DirecTV DVR lacks. The main reason I have never stepped into the TiVo world is that the service and hardware is just overpriced in my book. I'm not going to buy your DVR, pay you for monthly service and then pay the cable company for service too. That hardly makes sense to me and I bet lots of people are the same way.

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Toshiba 6-tuner Regza 3D ZG2 HDTVs and BZ-series Blu-ray DVRs revealed

Toshiba 6-tuner Regza 3D ZG2 HDTVs and BZ-series Blu-ray DVRs revealed

It's not just Toshiba's AT300 tablet which is fresh to the company's Regza range today. Toshiba also has a trio of Regza 3D HDTVs - the 55ZG2, 47ZG2 and 42ZG2 - along with three new Blu-ray DVRs - the RD-BZ810, RD-BZ710 and RD-BZ610 - each hitting Japan in late May.

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EchoStar SlingLoaded HDS-600RS hands-on [Video]

EchoStar SlingLoaded HDS-600RS hands-on [Video]

How smart can a set-top box get? If EchoStar are behind it then the answer is pretty darn smart indeed; the company's new DVR, the EchoStar SlingLoaded HDS-600RS, pulls together not only live TV recording and time-shifting but media shifting using Slingbox technology. Initially intended for the UK freesat+ system, the HDS-600RS promises to push live and recorded content to your iPad, laptop and smartphone whether you're at home or on the move. SlashGear caught up with the EchoStar team to find out more.

Video demo after the cut

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Tivo Third Tuner Live

Tivo Third Tuner Live

We have official word via the Tivo Community Forum that Tivo has activated Third Tuner. The update was included with a software upgrade and "various small fixes", according to Alex Green, Exective Director, Commercial, TV & Online at Tivo. Read on to find out more about the update.

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Another legal round for DISH and TIVO

Another legal round for DISH and TIVO

DISH Network has scored a victory in it's legal struggle against TIVO.  A judge has ruled that since the field is densely populated with DVRs competiting with TIVO, that DISH has a legal right to re-examine original decisions that now seem mute.  But does that really mean it's all over but the shouting?

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TiVo and Charter partner on cable/IPTV hybrid

TiVo and Charter partner on cable/IPTV hybrid

TiVo and Charter Communications have announced plans for a next-gen TV system, which will bundle traditional cable and IPTV services. On offer later in 2011, the system will begin with the TiVo Premiere DVR - including the companion iPad app - and then be followed with multi-room playback and non-DVR receivers.

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Eminent HD EM7195 twin-tuner DVR & network streamer revealed

Eminent HD EM7195 twin-tuner DVR & network streamer revealed

Eminent has outed its latest STB media player, the Eminent HD EM7195, a twin digital tuner model with USB 3.0 and network connectivity. Built around a pair of DVB-T Freeview tuners and Realtek's new RT1183 DD C+ chipset - reportedly allowing for faster UI and EPG navigation - the HD EM7195 can record two shows simultaneously as well as stream network content.

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Vulkano Blast debuts packing WebTV and mobile DVR

Vulkano Blast debuts packing WebTV and mobile DVR

I just mentioned that Vulkano had a new product coming soon for mobile devices that streams live TV to just about anything called the Vulkano Flow. Monsoon Multimedia also has a new Vulkano Blast device that it is talking up alongside the unveil of Flow.

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No Hulu Plus or Netflix for Cable TiVo DVRs

No Hulu Plus or Netflix for Cable TiVo DVRs

Another stumbling block on the path to all-content multimedia enlightenment in a single STB has presented itself, with rights holders taking umbrage with TiVo DVRs supplied by cable companies. According to Suddenlink - though the limitation also stands for Cox and RCN - rights holders aren't willing to see streaming and VOD content on the same cable-powered device; that means that, while Hulu Plus is expected to launch on TiVo STBs soon, it will only be available for those bought at retail, not supplied by cable companies

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Panasonic VIERA TH-L42G3 HDTV records Full HD video to SDXC

Panasonic VIERA TH-L42G3 HDTV records Full HD video to SDXC

Panasonic Japan has outed a new HDTV, and if you've ever wished for an easy way to archive live TV without messing with a DVR then this could be the VIERA you've been waiting for. The Panasonic VIERA TH-L42G3 is a 42-inch set with an IPS LED-backlit Full HD display, but the clever stuff is in the SD card reader in the side. Rather than just allowing you to play back media, as with memory card slots on other HDTVs, this one lets you record it.

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Live TV on iPad Today Via DISH Remote Access App

Live TV on iPad Today Via DISH Remote Access App

Today DISH Network LLC announces their DISH Remote Access app for iPad, a free application that allows DISH Network customers the ability to watch both live and recorded TV on their tablet. To use this service, DISH Network customers must have a broadband-connected, Sling-enabled device like the Sling Adapter which pairs with DISH Network's ViP 722 or 722k HD DVRs. Sound easy enough? Well then it's probably time to connect!

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Cox Communications unveils new whole home DVR

Cox Communications unveils new whole home DVR

Cox Communications has announced a new whole home DVR solution that will get fans of TV that use the cable company excited. The new service is in New England right now and sounds really cool. It adds $5 per month to the bill and allows the viewer to watch their programming in any room of the house that has a Cox tuner.

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