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Old 01-12-2001, 04:01 PM - Thread Starter
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The UltimateTV satellite receiver even has two DirecTV tuners so you can watch two shows at the same time. It's described here http://www.etown.com/news/article.jhtml?articleID=3869

Wonder if RCA can deliver it as scheduled by February. I sure hope

This seems to be bigger news from than RCA's 50" LCOS HDTV (described in the first part of the link).
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This says nothing about this being an HD box. Do you know anything different?
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I talked to the program manager for this product at CES. She said that a HD version may come along later this year. My impression was that she didn't have a clue and that they were focused(as usual) on the mass market which we all know is not HD. I would have to think that MPAA will try to get in the way of an HD version.


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RCA will not build the RCA TIVO until the lawsuit over the guide with Tivo vs. TV Guide is settled. So don't look for it anytime soon...

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This is NOT an HD box and therefore this thread is misplaced. Also, this box has NOTHING on the DirecTV/Tivo combos from Sony and Philips other than that the 2nd tuner works. The Tivo combo has a second tuner, too. Of course, the Tivo unit *is* actually shipping, unlike this mythic box. And, I wouldn't be shocked if Tivo has the software out to enable the 2nd tuner before this thing ships.


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