Archive | June, 2006

ReplayTV PC Edition Unveiled Today

ReplayTV PC Edition Unveiled Today

Posted on 28 June 2006 by

ReplayTV is demonstrating their new ReplayTV PC Edition DVR Software

From the press release:

“ReplayTV PC Edition DVR provides a breathtaking advance over prior DVR experiences – offering an intuitive solution that is powerful yet easy-to-use, so viewers can spend less time manipulating and managing their DVR, and more time watching their favorite TV programming. ReplayTV placed the highest priority on making PC Edition lightning fast, predictable and reliable in recording your family’s shows and providing an experience that’s unmatched in the industry. “

I was able to scope out a demo of the ReplayTV PC Edition Software personally yesterday and will have some more scoop/details in a follow up article.

In the meantime you might want to look at this ReplayTV feature page which has some screenshots to ogle and describes some of the different little touches they put into the design of their PC DVR experience.

Check out the full press release with lots of feature description below the fold

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SnapStream BeyondTV 4.3 Released: DivX 6.1 & ATI Theater 650 Support!

Posted on 08 June 2006 by

The SnapStream folks are very busy today it seems… with an update to their BeyondTV PVR Software to version 4.3.

They sent us this snippet describing what’s new:

“Some of the new things in Beyond TV 4.3 are:

* Enhanced HDTV support: We now support ShowSqueeze for HDTV recordings, so you can save more HDTV recordings without loss of quality. HDTV recordings can be ShowSqueeze’d to either DivX or Windows Media formats. We also now strip out extra sub-channel information so recordings are up to 50% smaller. Disk fragmentation has been reduced, which makes a big difference to huge HD recordings. And finally SmartSkip (our commercial detection feature) is way faster on HDTV recordings now.

* DivX 6.1 Support (with Intel Optimizations): Beyond TV 4.3 is the first DVR to support DivX 6.1. This brings Intel optimizations to Beyond TV that can result in up to 300% faster encoding and even smaller file sizes.

* ATI Theater 650 support: We’re also the first to support the ATI Theater 650 — you’ll start to see these cards commerically hit the market in the next couple of weeks. They are great, because they combine analog TV tuning (w/ hardware encoder) and ATSC/HDTV support in one card. There’s no other TV tuner card that combines these two things together on a single chip.

* …And more: There are quite a number of other updates to Beyond TV 4.3. See more in the press releases linked below”

Beyond TV 4.3 and Beyond TV Buzz Launch

Beyond TV 4.3 is First DVR to Support DivX 6.1 w/Intel Optimizations