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EchoStar HDT-610R - The World’s Slimmest DVR

EchoStar has introduced the world’s slimmest DVR for the UK’s Freeview service. Dubbed as the EchoStar HDT-610R, the DVR offers consumers subscription free TV with access to 50 high quality digital channels plus 4 in HD (BBC One HD, The BBC HD Channel, ITV1 HD and Channel 4 HD). The EchoStar HDT-610R is equipped with a high capacity 500GB hard disk disk drive that stores up to 300 hours of video, an internet connectivity, a couple tuner and an HDMI connection for crystal clear picture quality. The EchoStar HDT-610R is currently available for pre-order on Amazon. [Engadget]

Buffalo DVR-1C/500G Expandable DVR

by Johan on June 29, 2011

Buffalo DVR-1C/500G Expandable DVR

Buffalo Japan has rolled out the DVR-1C/500G digital video recorder that comes equipped with a 500GB hard disk. The device provides a USB port for connecting an external hard disk drive to add more recording time. FYI, the 500GB HDD is able to record up to 81-hour of digital terrestrial broadcasting. What’s more, it comes equipped with an HDMI port and regular composite connectors. The Buffalo DVR-1C/500G will be released in July 2011. No word on pricing at this time. [Buffalo]

Sarotech aBigs D7 Personal Video Recorder

by Johan on April 1, 2011

Sarotech aBigs D7 Personal Video Recorder

Sarotech will release the Personal Video Recorder (PVR) namely the aBigs D7 in South Korea. Priced at 360,000 Won ($329), the gadget comes equipped with a 1TB hard disk drive, allowing you to record HD videos and enjoy several DVR features like Time-Shifting. The Sarotech aBigs D7 PVR can also be used as a NAS with support of SAMBA, FTP, NFS, BitTorrent and UPnP. The PVR is compatible with MKV, DivX H.264, DVD ISO, MP3, FLAC, APE and OGG files. [Sarotech]

Panasonic Introduces A New Blu-ray Recorder

by Isaiah on October 20, 2010

Panasonic has introduced their newest Blu-ray recorder for the Japanese market called the DIGA DMR-BF200. Measuring only 65mm x 210mm x 194mm and weighing 2.2kg, this compact device supports for BD-R/RE discs and features a 320GB hard drive, a built-in digital HDTV tuner and an SD card slot. Not to mention, it also comes with a number of connectivity ports including HDMI, Ethernet and composite. The DIGA DMR-BF200 will become available in Japan from November 15th for around $860. [Panasonic]

Apricorn DVR Expander Gets Fresh New Look

by Johan on August 4, 2010

Apricorn today introduced a new look for its popular DVR Expander, the largest-capacity DVR external hard drive on the market. The gadget is perfect for recording and viewing the latest high definition channels. The Apricorn DVR Expander 2TB can add up to 1053 hours of standard programming or 234 hours of high-definition programming to your DVR. The DVR Expander is also the perfect companion for your media system. It is able to deliver the same smooth high definition viewing experience with game consoles, Blu-ray Disc and media players. Available in 500GB, 1TB, 1.5TB and 2TB models, the new Apricorn DVR Expander are priced at $99, $129, $169 and $249, respectively. Read more

Stacking Up Storage With the RecBox

by Dana on June 2, 2010

I-O Data RecBox

The concept of being able to record your favorite TV shows has been around since the days of the VCR but just like anything else the technology will always continue to become more advanced. With even things like TiVo being left in the dust these days there is room for things like this new I-O Data RecBox. It will be available in 1, 1.5 and 2 TB sizes and will be compatible with much more than just your TV, but your PS3 and PC will also be able to access all of your recorded shows. It has designed to be stacked as well, just in case those 2 TBs aren’t enough for all of you TV junkies out there. [Akihabara]

Elgato EyeTV HD DVR

by Johan on May 24, 2010

Elgato EyeTV HD DVR

The new Elgato EyeTV HD DVR allows you to watch, record, edit and enjoy cable and satellite television in high-definition on your Mac. The EyeTV HD DVR is the only solution that provides you full access to all premium content by connecting your Mac directly to a cable or satellite receiver. Each purchase of the Elgato EyeTV HD DVR comes equipped with an infrared remote and channel changer cable (“IR blaster”) for automatic control of the receiver. This gadget also features a unique dual-format capture mode that records in the iPad and iPhone formats at the same time. You can buy the Elgato EyeTV HD DVR for $199.95 a pop. [Elgato]

Toshiba To Launch Its First Freeview+ HD PVR

by Isaiah on February 10, 2010

Toshiba is set to launch its first Freeview+ HD PVR for the mass market called the HDR5010. The device is equipped with a 500GB hard drive which is enough to store up to 120 hours of recorded HD content, and features dual HD tuners allowing you to watch one channel and record from another at the same time. In terms of connectivity ports, it offers 2x USB, Ethernet, 3x HDMI (two in, one out) and SCART. The HDR5010 will become available in June for a retail price of £349 (about $546). Read more

Panasonic DMR-BW970 Digital Video Recorder

by Johan on July 26, 2009

Panasonic DMR-BW970 Digital Video Recorder

Panasonic will release six new digital video recorders in September 2009. One of these DVRs is the high-end DMR-BW970, which is a successor of the Panasonic DMR-BW930. It is able to record up to 320-hours of video in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 @ 12.9Mbps. The DVR also supports Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, DTS-HD, and can record on BD-RE, BD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD R DL, and DVD-RW. Other features include a DLNA support, an HDMI output, an SDHC card slot, and the VIERA Link. [Akihabara]

Mitsubishi DVR-BZ130 - DVR With Blu-ray Recorder

The DVR-BZ130 is the latest Digital Video Recorder (DVR) from Mitsubishi that features a Blu-ray recorder. The device also boasts a 130GB HDD, a more user friendly remote control and a new Auto Cutting mode for removing all the unnecessary commercials. The DVR-BZ130 will be available in Japan sometime in August for around 120,000 Yen ($1,284). [Akihabara]