Originally Posted by Kelson
These people have been served for the past several years by the funai DVD recorders under the Magnavox name -- they live in this thread
in the DVD recorder forum.
...Sadly, not as well as they had been served years back by superior versions of the same technology from Pioneer, Polariod and such. (Still hurts.) Or how Panasonic serves the European audience with the DMR-BWT line. (Still hope.) Or Sony in Japan/UK with PS3's Torne/PlayTV. (Still don't know what my point was.)
But I forgot that Funai's most recent version of its HDD/DVD box finally put the tuner in there, that makes the product a lot more viable as I understand that market. Those still seem incomplete (and difficult to use) for me without an IR Blaster (Wajo says Funai has been listening, so I'll continue to beg for it -- all you're missing is IR, and IR is still stupidly miles away from being a dead I/O, even the advanced Xbox One carries an IR Blaster!) But I can see why they're calling that marked "covered" and moving on to the new HD OTA recording devices we're talking about here.
For $250, though, it feels like something is still missing even after the media player features are factored in. Those people seem to want to replace two or three devices with one device (or finally plug in one after being confused by the two or three and taking them back,) they'll want that DVD or something for the price. Magnavox's might be less though (particularly when it's given the Wal-Mart price arrangement.)
But in any case, I'm glad somebody is still trying things out in this market.
Edited by nixice - 11/10/13 at 12:46am