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PVR with Wireless Waterproof Monitor

PVR with Wireless Waterproof Monitor

Posted on 26 April 2013 by Peter Backx

If an outdoor home theater is too much for you, but you still want to take your recordings outside. Panasonic’s latest announcement might be something for you.

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Velocity Micro Gaming HTPC

Velocity Micro Gaming HTPC

Posted on 21 March 2013 by Peter Backx

One of the great things about building a HTPC is that it can do so much more than watching videos. With Steam now pushing big screen gaming, the time is right to upgrade that HTPC and add a controller.

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TiVo Premiere 4

TiVo Premiere 4

Posted on 21 August 2012 by Peter Backx

TiVo just announced the availability of the TiVo Premiere 4, a 4-tuner DVR.

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Pulse-Eight, the Business of HTPC

Pulse-Eight, the Business of HTPC

Posted on 13 June 2012 by Peter Backx

For most of us, building our PVRs and HTPCs is a hobby. For Pulse-Eight it’s a business.

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World's Slimmest PVR by Echostar

World’s Slimmest PVR by Echostar

Posted on 07 May 2012 by Peter Backx

Too beautiful for words.

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Simple.tv DVR, Just Add Hard Drive

Simple.tv DVR, Just Add Hard Drive

Posted on 24 March 2012 by Peter Backx

Simple.tv is a ready-made DVR build for watching and recording free over-the-air TV. It does not include a hard disc. The idea is that you get to decide how much you want to record and store. It’s a beautiful device with an HTML5 app that allows you to watch from anywhere.
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Tivo Series 3 (HDTV CableCard Tivo) & Tivo Quarterly Call

Posted on 01 September 2006 by

Tivo Series 3 unboxed — pictures of the CableCard ready HDTV Tivo Series 3.

Notes from the Tivo quarterly conference call

Rumor: HDTV CableCARD Tivo Series 3 on September 13th?

Is TiVo on the Rise? Don’t Call it a Comeback…

Posted on 30 August 2006 by

We like to thumb our DIY hacker-ethic noses at TiVo sometimes, but TiVo is definitely an important part of both the initial adoption of DVR technology and more importantly concept/mass marketing but also to it’s future (see: CableCard Tivo — eventually anyways)

In any case, it seems that Wired News is a little bullish on TiVo after some recent court battle victories and partnerships announcements with large cable providers.

Time will tell though if legions of mac-cult like followers and a great UI is enough…

MatrixStream to showcase High Definition IPTV at CES 2006

Posted on 03 January 2006 by

MatrixStream Technologies, Inc., will be demonstrating at CES the world’s first H.264 AVC (advance video codec) Video on Demand and IPTV Set Top Box (STB) and PC Player capable of the highest of high definition (HD) signal formats with 1080 vertical pixels by 1920 horizontal pixels. See MatrixStream in South Hall 2, Booth 26824, courtesy of Corinex Communications Corp., from which Corinex will be showcasing IPTV over Powerline.

MatrixStream’s 1020HD STB will match and even exceed broadcast and satellite quality video over any broadband network the same way that VoIP can be used over any broadband connection.

Pictures of the IMX 1020 HD STB (For high resolution versions of these pictures, please go to: matrix stream press kit).

Unlike most IPTV and Video on Demand (VOD) solutions on the market today, which are bogged down by broadband bandwidth congestion and integration issues which leads lengthy download periods or low quality Internet videos, proprietary MatrixStream technology leverages proprietary H.264 end-to-end solution, allowing viewers to watch videos in DVD or HD over any best effort broadband; capable of instant VOD, streaming DVD-quality video in real time.

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Schedule Recordings on your TiVo from Yahoo! TV

Posted on 07 November 2005 by

Schedule Recordings on your TiVo from Yahoo! TV

    Yahoo! and TiVo have partnered to give you the ultimate remote control: the Web! Now you can schedule recordings on your TiVo® box from any internet connection. From any Yahoo! TV episode page, just click “Record to my TiVo box”.

    Your request will be automatically sent to your home the next time your TiVo box connects. Please allow one hour if your TiVo is connected to broadband through your home network, 36 hours if your TiVo uses dialup.