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Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by lynx, Nov 12, 2003.

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  1. lynx

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    ''Humax has announced the availability of its single-tuner PVR-8000T Freeview receiver, at £200 the cheapest personal video recorder launched in the UK so far.
    Freeview broadcasts are recorded in their original digital form on the box, the PVR-8000T allows viewers to pause and replay live TV for up to 30 minutes. Up to 20 hours' programming can be stored on the integrated hard drive. The PVR-8000T also features a start time and duration reservation setting, allowing viewers to record programmes outside the confines of the EPG.
    The PVR-8000T has the same functionality as Humax’s F2-FOX T box plus the recordability features. The low, £200 price-point is an indication of the fact that it only includes one Freeview tuner, which means that, while it is possible to record the Freeview channel the viewer is actually watching, it is not possible to record one Freeview channel while watching another. The advantage of the device lies principally in its easy programmability when compared to a conventional analogue VCR recorder, and - of course - access to the digital video and audio aspects of the multichannel Freeview offering.''
     
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    Now that would be so true if they were to use TiVo software :rolleyes:
    Why spend all that time & money writing your own software when the best is already available :confused:

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    Probably because they would have to license the technology from TIVO for a huge amount of cash then add a modem to the STB to allow daily listings and then convince the non SKY and Cable using general public that paying a subscription to watch telly is a good thing:)
     
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    But in the USA you can buy TiVo units with 'TiVo Basic'. This is the TiVo software without a subscription and obviously reduced features. You can then opt to pay the sub and get the full TiVo functions. Best of both worlds!
    Yes you would have to license the TiVo software, but this must be cheaper than the R&D cost of your own software.

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