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Teac HDB850

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Saw this at Costco in Australia. Do we have anything like this in the US for this price?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9mq5a0718c5fq0d/IMAG0151.jpg
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It's basically a clone of this(or ours is a clone of theirs), oh and about the same price but it's for our TV system.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465875/iview-3500stb-tuner-dvr-owners-thread

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Teac still in business?? This has to be the most 'cloned' tuner/DVR around.
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I've also not heard of Teac for years but they do still sell things like CD players(yes I said CD not CD/DVD) in other markets. I agree, N. America is just the tip of the iceberg for this DVR product line, didn't a link that was posted a week or so back say the factory that made them was capable of something crazy like 20,000 units/week :eek:

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The label on the box of the Teac says 7 Days Electronic Program Guide (EPG).  The similar units in the US only get at most about 24 hours.  Is that the difference between EPG in Australia verses the US?

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Yes overseas their TV system has such a program guide that is pretty standard, unfortunately not in N. America where  we are stuck with PSIP that is lucky to go out 12hrs, lots of times less and sometimes more. IMO this is a major reason why BD recorders(and other HD DVRs in general) are readily available in Europe(using Freeview with it's nice 7 day guide) but not in N. America :( We had TVGOS for a while that went out a week but it basically died with the analog shutdown. Apparently the new CM DVR is going to use a variation of TVGOS for it's guide but time will tell.

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Australia also has IceTV, which is similar to TVGoS, except that it's integrated into almost all TV-related devices made for the Australian market, and unlike TVGoS, it isn't free.
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Originally Posted by Aleron Ives View Post

Australia also has IceTV, which is similar to TVGoS, except that it's integrated into almost all TV-related devices made for the Australian market, and unlike TVGoS, it isn't free.

TVGoS isn't "free" either. Nothing is "free" . . .
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TVGoS isn't "free" either.

It was free to the end user (which is the party we care about), as it was supported by advertising (at least on the official platforms).
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