• Federal Judge Shuts Down Aereo Service In Salt Lake City And Utah With Preliminary Injunction

    Federal Judge Shuts Down Aereo Service In Salt Lake City And Utah With Preliminary Injunction

    TV startup Aereo has been handed a decision that isn’t in its favor in at least one battleground where it’s fighting broadcasters in court: In Utah, a federal judge imposed a temporary injunction on the service in a decision that covers Aereo’s existing markets Salt Lake City and Denver, as well as six states including Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma , Wyoming and… Read More

  • Mvix announces Ultio Pro media center

    Mvix’s Ultio Pro looks suspiciously like a commercial version of an HTPC. Designed with 1080p decoding, network media playback from a NAS or PC, and the option to add a PVR, I might have to get one of these to replace my old Xbox Media Center. Read More

  • U.S. soldiers stationed in Japan getting a monster time-shifting DVR

    We feel for soldiers stationed abroad. It’s hard enough to watch Desperate Housewives without the Misses, but it also comes on at a weird time ’cause of the time difference. Allied Telesis Capital is helping our soldiers with a gigantic time-shifting device that will broadcast U.S. television programs at the right time on the right day kind of like a super TiVo. Read More

  • My dreams have come true, Allio announces a 42-inch HDTV with Blu-ray, PC and PVR built-in

    At first glance Allio’s 42-inch convergence media center seems like a dream, but after taking a look at few key specs I’m thinking I might to pass. Sure it has 1TB of on-board storage, an Intel C2D E8400 processor proc (4GB of RAM, 64-bit Vista), built-in Blu-ray player and other fine accoutrement to make a fine all in one, but I want a badass TV and a contrast ratio of 2000:1… Read More

  • Old DVD-recorders increasing in value

    You may be able to get a DVR with your cable box, but nothing comes close to being able to record shows and burn them to a DVD. So it makes sense that years-old DVD-recorders are going for as much as $1800 on Amazon.com and eBay. Consumers aren’t able to find boxes that can both record and burn shows without a monthly fee in stores anymore, so they’re turning to the Internet in… Read More

  • Sony Announces PlayTV For PAL Territories

    Apparently Sony favors PAL countries more than us. Sony officially announced today the PlayTV, which is a combination TV tuner and PVR. The UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain will get first dibs early next year with the rest of the PAL territories getting in on the fun before we, NTSC, do. The details first announced weeks ago still hold true as PlayTV will run on DVB-T and will use a… Read More

  • SageTV Adds Mac Support To Its Media Center Software Sort Of

    SageTV makes a handy media center application for Windows and Linux PCs, which does all kinds of good things, but mostly it turns your computer into a powerful DVR. The company makes and sells a companion app called SageTV Placeshifter for tapping into the media center to control and watch live or recorded TV from any computer connected to the Internet, much like a SlingBox. Today its announced… Read More

  • ActionDVR: PVR for Your Day-to-Day

    This device is clearly intended for those with lives more exciting than mine, namely those who do more than sit in front of a computer all day. The ActionDVR is a portable digital video recorder that straps to a hat and looks totally ridiculous. Who cares though? You can record everything you see. Well everything for eight hours at least. It includes a small camera and microphone and weighs in… Read More

  • ToyQuest Releases PMP/PVR For The Kids

    A couple of weeks ago, I stopped by a Tiger Electronics tent that was set up to showcase all of the new toys coming out this holiday season. They all had a common theme: “Crappy versions of gadgets that adults have and kids want.” The products ranged from a crappy projector to a crappy video-capable MP3 Player. ToyQuest, however, seems to realize that kids deserve the same… Read More

  • For Programmers Only: Neuros OSD Linux PVR That You Have To Program Yourself

    Nothing as sophisticated or polished as TiVo or Windows Media Center, this Neuros OSD Linux Media Recorder has users jumping in coding functionality, which eventually gets shared all other users. Ludicrous for someone who just wants to make sure they don’t miss the Colbert Report, but open source coders, contributers, and users are all over this type of thing. There are only 200… Read More

  • TiVo Series 3 Cometh

    The word is that the TiVo Series 3 HD-capable DVR is going to hit the streets on September 17th. Apparently the device is now showing up in the systems of many retailers. It is reported that the Series 3 DVRs will retail for $799. The Series 3 has HDMI functionality and can run dual CableCards. It also sports an eSATA interface, which allows users to add an external SATA drive for extra storage. Read More