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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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Sony Torne digital TV tuner for Japanese PS3 announced

Sony Torne digital TV tuner for Japanese PS3 announced

As well as the 250GB PS3, Sony Japan have also announced a new digital TV tuner peripheral for the console.  The Sony Torne will drop in March 2010, and offer Japanese buyers a way to watch digital terrestrial TV broadcasts on their PS3, together with PVR functionality that allows for recording content (either to the PS3's HDD or a connected USB 2.0 drive) even while the PS3 is being used for gaming, Blu-ray playback or just in standby mode.

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Toshiba CELL REGZA 55X1 HDTV: 8 simultaneous time-shift channels

Toshiba CELL REGZA 55X1 HDTV: 8 simultaneous time-shift channels

Toshiba have announced their latest high-end LCD TV, and it's the first to include the Cell Broadband Engine for multi-channel display and DVR recording.  The Toshiba CELL REGZA 55X1 has a 55-inch, 5,000,000:1 contrast LED-backlit panel, with independent control over each of the 512 LED backlighting zones and 240Hz refresh.  It's accompanied by a processor box, housing the Cell goodies, which can pump out eight channels to be shown on-screen at once, time-shift up to eight channels simultaneously for 26 hours, or boot up a web browser based on Opera.

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AT&T U-Verse Total Home DVR gets speed boost, free films, more

AT&T U-Verse Total Home DVR gets speed boost, free films, more

AT&T have announced a bevy of new features for their U-verse Total Home DVR system, that will begin rolling out to customers from today.  The updates include a 20-percent speed increase to Internet Max subscribers, taking their connection up to 12Mbps, plus more flexibility in scheduling recordings from any U-verse receiver or a new version of the system website.

 

Video demo after the cut

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