Dish Network DVR Converter
- Product Name: DVR Converter from Dish (TBD)
- Manufacturer: Dish Network - Maxtor
- Review Date: January 11, 2008 17:09
- MSRP: $TBD
- First Impression: Pretty Cool
- Converts non-DVR to DVR
- Adds 30-second skip, fast-forward and rewind
- Record and Play functionality
- Extend Program Guide from 2-days to 9-days
- External hard drive (Maxtor?) for increased storage
We got a sneak peek at the as-yet-unnamed DVR converter system that Dish plans on rolling out later this year. While they didn't have a lot of information on the product, the system is essentially a device which transforms any non-DVR product into a DVR system. It was contained in a Maxtor-branded external enclosure which, when paired with a Dish receiver, enables digital video recording of program material. It will allow all of the DishDVR features, including 30-second skip fast forward and reverse. It will of course, record and play back shows form the program guide - but a bonus feature is that it extends 2-day program guide systems to 9-days.
For those consumers who opted to purchase a standard set top converter and are missing out on all the DVR functionality this is a potential boon. It's also nice to see that the system take into account a need for lengthier program guide functionality in order to make the system practical. Consumers are big on updates and purchasing a DVR from scratch is not always the most fiscally practical way to go. It's nice to see Dish Network partner up with Maxtor to make this convenient product for consumers.
The external (Maxtor-branded at the show) hard drive will allow increased storage but Dish didn't tell us if they were going to have it be scalable or simply fix it at 160GB or more.
For more information please visit www.dishnetwork.com.
Do you get the feeling these guys are just showing off for it's own sake?
Sony just released their first 11" OLED at $1800
Toshiba isn't going to release any at all based on manufacturing costs
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Samsung didn't talk price (heck, they didn't have a price tag on a single item in their booth) but many times these tech showcases are just stuff they are exploring.
So what kind of price differential are we talking about here? Did Samsung actually have an MSRP for the 31" model? If mass production were to indeed start in 2010 of mid to large sized models, what price point is Samsung shooting for and what was the maximum size they were touting?