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Iomega 500Gb DVR Expander Review

Iomega 500Gb DVR Expander Review

Anyone with a Digital Video Recorder is probably not a stranger to running out of storage space and being forced to delete old programs. What you may not be aware of is that there are a few products out there claiming to make expanding that storage straightforward: essentially a plug-n-play external hard drive to add capacity to your DVR. The Apricorn DVR Xpander and Western Digital My DVR Expander are two such examples, and here we have a new kid in town, the Iomega DVR Expander.

Sony PlayTV digital tuner for PS3 launching September 10th

Sony PlayTV digital tuner for PS3 launching September 10th

Sony's European arm has confirmed that the PlayTV free-to-air digital TV tuner and PVR add-on for the PS3 will launch in the UK on September 10th.  SCEE president David Reeves told Eurogamer that the European launch would run "from September to December" and the PlayTV, in a change to the known specifications, will allow users to record programmes while simultaneously gaming.

TiVo gets YouTube in latest 9.4 update

TiVo gets YouTube in latest 9.4 update

TiVo recently began rolling out its Summer (9.4) software update to its PVR subscribers and, while the company initially kept quiet about it, they have included YouTube video playback.  Available to Series 3 and TiVo HD users, the functionality will begin to show up as early as July 18th but it will take 2-3 weeks before all boxes have been updated.

Check out the video of YouTube on TiVo after the cut

Sony HDD-toting DVD recorders aim for under your BRAVIA

Sony HDD-toting DVD recorders aim for under your BRAVIA

Sony has announced three new combination DVD recorder and hard-drive PVRs, boasting direct digital copying from compatible camcorders, 1080p upscaling and a choice of analogue or digital TV tuners.  The RDR-HX1080 and RDR-HXD1090 both come with a 500GB hard-drive, enough for 1420 hours of recordings at the lowest quality level (or 73 hours at HQ+ maximum quality).  The HXD1090 and HXD1095 both have a DVB-T digital terrestrial tuner alongside their analogue tuner.

Sony deny rumored PlayTV July launch & pricing

Sony deny rumored PlayTV July launch & pricing

TV addicts looking for PVR functionality on their PS3 will have to wait a while longer for Sony's PlayTV device, is the official statement from the company.  PlayTV, which is a twin-tuner accessory compatible with over-the-air digital TV - such as the Freeview system in the UK - was first announced at the Leipzig games show in Germany last year.  Amazon.co.uk recently put up a pre-order page for the gadget, pricing it at £59.99 ($118.82) for a July 31st launch; however, that has since been taken down.

TiVo service enters Canada

TiVo service enters Canada

Canadian can finally enjoy the famous TiVo service as TiVo announces its availability in Canada. Tivo Series 2DT is the only device that will be sold during the launch giving Canadian consumer up to 80 hours of recording time. The set top box sells for $199 at some stores such as Best Buys and Future Shop. As for the subscription rates, TiVo said it should be close to what US consumers are paying.

TiVo service goes live in Canada [via electronista]

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