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Sky planning dish-free IPTV Sky+ service

Sky planning dish-free IPTV Sky+ service

It used to be straightforward: satellite TV, like that from Sky, comes via a satellite dish, and cable comes via cable.  Now, according to some leaked documents from Sky UK, it seems things might not be quite so clean-cut anymore.  TrustedReviews have heard that Sky UK are ramping up to offer their Sky+ service "through a new set top box supplied by Sky connected to your Freeview aerial and broadband connection", that would use IPTV distribution rather than the traditional dish.

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Elgato EyeTV HD DVR bridges cable/satellite TV to iPad & Macs

Elgato EyeTV HD DVR bridges cable/satellite TV to iPad & Macs

Elgato have updated their media streamer range with the EyeTV HD DVR, a small box that allows you to hook up a cable or satellite receiver and stream that content - including premium channels - to a Mac, iPhone or iPad.  The EyeTV HD box allows for either permanent recording of video - which can then be transferred to a mobile device via iTunes - or live streaming via their EyeTV app.

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TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter helps Premiere cut the cord

TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter helps Premiere cut the cord

TiVo have outed their latest peripheral for the newest TiVo Premiere, and if you've been regularly tripping over a stretch of ethernet cable running between your router and the DVR then the TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter should save your knees.  Backward compatible with WiFi b/g, the 802.11n adapter is all about speed: whether that be faster video-on-demand downloads, transferring HD files between multiple TiVo units, or speedier exporting to portable devices.

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Toshiba REGZA HDTVs with integrated HDD or USB storage outed

Toshiba REGZA HDTVs with integrated HDD or USB storage outed

Toshiba Japan have updated their REGZA HDTV range, with select models supporting USB hard-drives or coming with 500GB of storage built-in.  The Toshiba REGZA R1 series - made up of 32-, 37- and 42-inch sets - and REGZA H1 series - made up of 32- and 37-inch sets - each have a USB port and Full HD resolution (bar on the 32-inch models, which get 720p support).  Meanwhile there's also the entry level Toshiba REGZA A1 series, with 19-, 22- and 26-inch models all offering 720p HD resolution.

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weaKnees TiVo Premiere gets up to 640hrs HD recording

weaKnees TiVo Premiere gets up to 640hrs HD recording

Biggest headache with the new TiVo Premiere has probably been the sluggish HD UI, but coming up in second place is likely the mere 320GB hard-drive the company fit as standard.  That's good enough for up to 400hrs of SD content or 45hrs of HD, but if that's going to put a dampener on your home entertainment experience then head over to weaKnees.  The official TiVo retailer has come up with some custom models of their own, offering up to 317hrs of HD recording.

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FLO TV to Begin Offering Interactive Features and Time-Shifted Viewing

FLO TV to Begin Offering Interactive Features and Time-Shifted Viewing

Ever felt like you needed TV while you were on the go? After all, you've got pretty much everything else right there in the palm of your hand, so why not the stuff that gets streamed to that big ol' TV set in your living room? While there are all sorts of ways for you to do this, FLO TV might be the best way to get it done. And now, with some additional features heading down the pipe, it looks like they are getting a lot better.

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Dish VIP 922 Slingbox DVR lands

Dish VIP 922 Slingbox DVR lands

I live in an area where the local cable company has all of five HD channels. That means that 99% of the homes in my neighborhood use satellite with DirecTV or Dish Network. I really like the DirecTV service I use since it offers more HD stations than Dish. Dish has a new DVR that makes me jealous though.

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TiVo posts Q4 loss thanks to high cancellation rate and less sign ups

TiVo posts Q4 loss thanks to high cancellation rate and less sign ups

TiVo is looking to choke one of the more important features from other DVRs on the market and has recently unveiled new Premiere DVRs that are interesting. However, the company is not doing well financially and posted a large loss for Q4 reports the Wall Street Journal. TiVo shares grew after it won an appeal on a patent for some of its software last week, but that wasn't enough to help its Q4 earnings.

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TiVo granted patent on Season Pass recording

TiVo granted patent on Season Pass recording

I can remember when I was a kid programming the VCR was hit and miss. Sometimes you could record the shows you wanted, other times the VCR didn’t work. When the DVR came along I think we can all agree that it is hands down the most significant home entertainment device ever. Many of us simply can’t go back to the pre-DVR era.

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