News: Tivo Introduces New HD Recorder
The DVR pioneer begins taking orders for the new machine, priced at under 300 dollars, on its Web site this morning, and units are expected to hit retail outlets by early next month. The TiVo HD DVR has many of the same technical features as its Series-3 cousin, which is priced at 800 dollars: it has two tuners, so subscribers can record two different shows in HD at the same time while watching a third, recorded show.
It also has two built-in slots for CableCARD, allowing users to access digital programming without a separate device from the cable TV provider. The new model will have a smaller hard drive -- 160 gigabytes instead of 250, meaning it can store about 20 hours of high-definition programming or up to 180 hours of standard programming.
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