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Anyone know if there will be a HD PVR mfg'd soon? Not for HTPC but like Tivo HD or UTV?

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What's the chance of a US version?

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Did this thing actually get released??? Will it work in america at all? It seems very interesting.

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I want one! This sounds promising. I heard that Dishnetwork may be coming out with an HD PVR as well by 4th QTR - which of course translates to CES followed by 3 months of delays. Net result: maybe next summer we'll have a couple of choices for HD PVR. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif

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The Japanese Broadcast Satellite (BS) system is incompatible with US digital sources (OTA or DBS). Note that the reason the Japanese HD30000 D-VHS deck (also designed for recording from BS sources) can be used here is that the IEEE-1394 Firewire connection allows a Panasonic TU-DST50/51 (which supports the US ATSC standard) to be interfaced.

Dish Network's HD PVR is the one to watch for. According to Mark Jackson (Sr. VP @ Echostar) on Monday's Tech Forum, this is in the works for NEXT year. They didn't mention a quarter, although he said "hopefully early next year."

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by helfy:
Anyone know if there will be a HD PVR mfg'd soon? Not for HTPC but like Tivo HD or UTV?
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See my post 4-5-01: HD recorder. Also try to go to www.pioneer.co.jp/press/release79.html
You will have to type it in manually, but if you can get there,
they have a beautiful piece there that will make your mouth
water; at least it does mine. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif JR
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Note that unlike the Panasonic HD-PVR, this Pioneer has no IEEE1394 port.
So one cannot piggyback more hard disk storage, and
no D-VHS dubbing capability.

Thanks, but no thanks.

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Yes, the Dish HD PVR will be interesting, but don't get your hopes up too much. Dish has a history of delivering receivers that are not as developed as one would like, and firmware updates don't always show up as promised.



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Lee,

Do you have any references on the delay of the Zenith PVR? I'd like to get some more detail if its available.

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Zenith had announced a DirecTV HD-PVR that might show up in the 4th qtr. of 2001. That has now been put off.

UNitl copy protection has been worked out with the MPAA, I do not believe we will see any USA based HD recording equipment from any manufacturer. The chances of that being settled this year is slim.

Personally, I believe we will see an HD-PVR in 2002, probably around the June to Sept. range.

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Mike,

I don't have ant details. It was something I had read in an article concerning the release of the new Panasonic HD-PVR in Japan. Something to the tune of "Zenith is also poised to enter the HD-PVR marketplace sometime in the middle of 2002" type blurb.

As far as what the device will look like or what the cost???????????

I suspect that it will be unvailed at CES2002.

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You would think that Tivo would be the first to come out with a HD-PVR system?

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by helfy:
You would think that Tivo would be the first to come out with a HD-PVR system?

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Yes..you would! Actually at the January 2000 (not 2001) I was privledged to get a private view of a prototype of TiVo's proposed HD-PVR. It was done in conjunction with Sony.

It looked fantastic, and since I am so very much into Time-Shifting my mouth was watering. Unfortunately, not only could I not get much info other than a quick peek, but when I asked for any ETA info, I was informed that it would be a number of years
): They stated their priorities (understandably)were geared toward where the demand (Volume) would be. That would be their regular Standalone & Combo units.

BTW..... Even though TiVo was much more prominent at the 2001 CES, nothing appeared regarding HD-PVR ):

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TiVo"C":D'TiVo Sony SAT-T60 105 hrs<-DTV
TiVo"D":S/A Phillips 82 hrs <-ANT/DTV
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