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Multifunctional MvixPVR boasts an iPod dock

Multifunctional MvixPVR boasts an iPod dock

Mvix has announced their latest multifunctional PVR with an integrated iPod dock. Essentially, the Full HD 1080P capable MvixPVR combines PVR media server, Ipod dock and HDD storage into one device that provides multimedia playback, record, time shift with streaming ability though wired or WiFi network such as NAS, UPnP media server and BitTorrent downloader.

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TiVo Mobile site offers cellphone DVR scheduling with no fees

TiVo Mobile site offers cellphone DVR scheduling with no fees

TiVo have launched a mobile site that allows subscribers to program their DVR from any internet-capable cellphone.  The TiVo Mobile interface has been formatted for the compact screen sizes available on mobile devices, but still manages to squeeze in listings browsing, searches and record settings, together with the company's own "If you like this..." tool to discover new shows based on your viewing habits. 

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Hauppauge HD PVR reviewed: Great quality but usability flaws

Hauppauge HD PVR reviewed: Great quality but usability flaws

Setting up a computer-based media center can be a matter of picking one off the shelf of your nearest Best Buy, or spending days building your own DIY version.  But if you'd rather stick with the PC you already have, the Hauppauge HD PVR Model 1212 could be the device for you. Capable of recording high-definition content, without DRM, it's a compact USB box with a great cluster of ports; Gear Diary have been testing it out.

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Apple TV, not MacBook, behind latest rumor hype?

Apple TV, not MacBook, behind latest rumor hype?

Could the new MacBook rumor, that everyone has been getting so worked up over, actually be about a completely different device?  That's one theory: that Apple are preparing to make yet another assault on the living room in the shape of a new Apple TV.  According to GigaOM, a new - probably PVR-equipped and media streaming - Apple TV would enable the company to push back against TiVo and Slingbox while further taking advantage of their iTunes distribution partnerships with major networks.

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TIVO new User Interface in testing, features Picture in Guide at last!

TIVO new User Interface in testing, features Picture in Guide at last!

If I were to list one basic feature I’ve always wanted for my TIVO is an integrate User Interface with Picture in Guide (PIG). Little has changed with its interface over the years, picture is obstructed by grid-style onscreen guide while navigating though user menu to retrieve list of recording show or change settings. Competitors such as DirectTV, Dish Network and Cable service carriers have long offering DVR with PIG. That soon to change; Tivo is cooking up a user interface with a complete new look- Featuring PIG with ability to display picture while peruse user guide.

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Neuros OSD 2.0 High-Definition developer kits shipping

Neuros OSD 2.0 High-Definition developer kits shipping

Neuros has begun shipping their high definition Neuros OSD 2.0 developer kits, an open-source DVR based on Texas Instruments' DaVinci DM 6446 chipset.  Comprising all the basic hardware a developer might need to begin coding for the multiformat set-top box, the OSD 2.0 HD includes two composite and one component inputs, together with composite, component and HDMI outputs, and a total of four USB ports.

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AT&T U-verse Total Home DVR upgrade adds whole-house HD

AT&T U-verse Total Home DVR upgrade adds whole-house HD

AT&T has unveiled the latest update to their U-verse IP system, Total Home DVR.  The system will allow the playback of recorded content - in standard and high-definition - not only on a U-verse DVR but up to seven connected TVs.  Playback can follow viewers around the house, pausing on one screen and resuming it on another, or alternatively multiple, independent viewings can be watched on separate TVs.

Check out the demonstration videos of U-verse Total Home DVR after the cut

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