Originally Posted by poomfasa
It should be released pretty soon now - we've had a few to play with and they work pretty well. A lot better than the current Tivos as they are nice and responsive like the 130 is. And if it means anything, these HD DVRs are NOT made by Amino; that is all.
I was referring to the SW provided Tivos - obviously it's not a greatest solution with the IR transmitter. Kind of sucks that it adds significant latency even to the most basic operations like channel changing. I am aware of the DirectTV Tivos as my in-laws have one and I have played with it a bit. Regardless, ours is either comparable speed wise or maybe a little faster. All operations on it are pretty responsive and I can't wait to see it replace Tivos on our service.
If you want to know who it's from, search Google for "iptv dvr" and go from there. There really aren't many IPTV HD DVR manufacturers out there.
I have to be careful what I say here... I have been a longtime AVSFORUM lurker so I have no problem giving info as long as I don't overstep my bounds.
I'm not going to lie and say the DVR blows Tivo out of the water because it doesn't. Right now it is no frills and to the point DVR which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The DVR functionality does integrate seamlessly right into the current Minerva GUI. The email that was posted seemed to imply the DVR is close to "going gold" which sounds about right.