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TiVo has been high on cloud technology lately, enabling its Roamio Pro and Roamio Plus DVRs to stream to mobile devices, talking up an initiative to put its Roamio DVR in the cloud with a Network PVR, and demonstrating its TiVo nDVR network DVR prototype at CES, and accordingly, its time as a hardware maker may be coming to an end. According to a Wired report, TiVo has laid off five of its industrial design team members, leaving just two people to man the division and lend support to current products and future third-party hardware. The source of the report also said that TiVo is moving away from... Read more...
Like it or not, the cloud is the future. So, you best get an Internet connection (and perhaps a data plan) to deal with it. While local storage will always have its place, being instantly accessible anywhere where there's an Internet connection obviously has its benefits. Now, the biggest name in recording television has debuted its Network PVR. The project will bring TiVo Roamio's DVR experience to the cloud. TiVo's Network PVR extends the TiVo Service and consistent user experience while enabling consumers to easily find, consume and socially share cloud delivered content through the TiVo user... Read more...
When it comes to PVRs, there's hardly a more recognizable name than Hauppauge. The company is back this year with yet another new product, the HD PVR 2 video recorder. In fact, there's two new models -- one is geared toward home media enthusiasts, while the other is designed for advanced gamers. The new model for home media users is called HD PVR 2 model 1512. HD PVR 2 users can create a library of their favorite cable TV or satellite TV programs in HD. It has a built-in high definition video recorder plus an IR blaster to control channel changing on a set top box. HD PVR 2 is connected to both... Read more...
HTPCNews has put together a nice little PVR guide for those interested in adding Tivo style functionality to their PC.  Having been an ATI All-In-Wonder user since the original Radeon series (VIVO before that), these features are absolute must haves for me.  In fact, the first component I bought when I purchased my most recent laptop in July was a PVR (Diamond XtremeTV PVR660 USB).  Needless to say the quality is phenomenal compared to many of the PCI/AGP all-in-one solutions I have had in the past.  HTPCNews rounds up many of the formats:... Read more...
Matt B took the new Diamond Multimedia Xtreme TV PVR 550 out for a spin today and has posted his impressions of the product here for your viewing pleasure.   Just in time to catch that mid-afternoon session of Springer while you're "working". ;-)... Read more...
The ability to manipulate and access various types of video and audio media has become a big part of the computer life-style. What used to be reserved for those with money to spend on expensive devices and powerful computers, is now available to just about anyone with a PCI slot. Thanks to the interest in these kinds of devices, the market has a nice selection of TV Tuner cards available for the media enthusiast, and your average Joe who just wants to record or watch TV on a PC screen. Most of the hassle that used to be associated with capturing and editing video, have been completely taken out... Read more...
Good eveing all!  We've got some interesting tid-bids this evening from several sites that are sure to get some attention.  Let's jump right into the game and see what is going on! Plextor Introduces First PC-Based Personal Video Recorder with MPEG-4 and DivX Hardware Compression Users Can Pause Live TV and Record Favorite Shows on Personal Computers; DivX Format Offers Nearly 300% More Compression than MPEG-2 FREMONT, Calif. - September 13, 2004 - Plextor Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment, today announced the new ConvertX PVR model... Read more...