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|LAS VEGAS April 7, 2003 -- Combining a hard drive and latest-generation digital television (DTV) reception technology, Zenith Electronics Corporationâ€™s new HDTV personal video recorder (PVR) represents both a versatile, cost-effective program storage solution for DTV broadcasters and a much-needed feature that will drive more consumers to purchase over-the-air DTV receivers.
Zenith, a wholly owned subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., is demonstrating the high-definition PVR â€” the worldâ€™s first set-top box to offer both ATSC DTV tuning and hard disc storage â€” at the 2003 National Association of Broadcasters convention, which opens here today and runs through April 10.
The HDR230 HDTV Receiver/Personal Video Recorder combines Zenithâ€™s newest-generation ATSC terrestrial tuner with an 80-gigabyte hard disc recorder â€” allowing storage and playback of more than eight hours of HDTV programming â€” for an irresistible marriage of performance and convenience.
Features include basic on-screen navigation using a PSIP-based electronic program guide, Dolby DigitalÂ® recording, live pause, variable rate trick play, a variety of fast- and slow-motion capabilities, record file management, aspect ratio control and high connectivity via RGB, Component, S-Video and A/V outputs. The HDR230 will be available in May at a suggested price of $999.
Along with the rest of Zenithâ€™s digital set-top lineup, the HDR230 HDTV personal video recorder builds on the success of its high-definition receivers in delivering DTV signals to the companyâ€™s growing family of plasma, LCD, rear-projection and direct-view HDTV monitors. The new models also capitalize on Zenithâ€™s leadership as developer of the VSB (vestigial sideband) digital trans-mission system, a central element of the FCC-approved ATSC DTV Standard.
Other set-top ATSC receivers on display at the NAB show include Zenithâ€™s HD-SAT520 DIRECTVÂ® High-Definition Receiver/Advanced HDTV Tuner and HDV420 Advanced Terrestrial HDTV Tuner, available now at suggested prices of $699 and $399, respectively.
Zenith Electronics Corporation, based in Lincolnshire, Ill., is a long-time leader in consumer electronics and primary developer of digital high-definition television (HDTV) technology. Zenith invented the VSB digital transmission system adopted by the Federal Communications Commission as part of the ATSC DTV Standard. To assist broadcasters in the rollout of digital television service, Zenith offers a full line of digital broadcast products, including ATSC modulators, demodulators, transcoders and receivers. Visit Zenith on the World Wide Web at www.zenith.com.
|Originally posted by cymro
S&V reported a "bug" permanentl displaying time on the screen. Do you see this?
|Originally posted by navarros
Does anybody know if a Dish 5000 + modulator can be connected to this receiver (instead of, or in addition to, the OTA signals)
|Originally posted by michaeltscott
The modulator outputs 8 VSB, right? It's for use with a television with a OTA tuner. If so, it should work--it'd be like tuning any OTA signal. People have been using them with HD tuner cards on PCs to record stuff.
|4. It's possible to pause and rewing live TV programs by utilizing the "timeshift" function -- so simultaneous record and play is possible.|