Greg Tarr of TWICE /
12.16.2013 03:00 PM
Channel Master Rolls Out OTA DVR
To ship in January
GILBERT, ARIZ. —
Over-the-air antenna resource Channel Master
has launched a new, more powerful way of maximizing the entertainment
value of free broadcast TV programming, while adding further ammunition
to those considering cutting their cable cords.
The company announced its new Channel Master DVR+ ($250 suggested
retail) offering cord-cutters a TiVo-like means of finding and recording
OTA programming, while omitting guide listing fees, like those TiVo and
many cable, satellite and telco TV companies charge for DVR services, in
addition to programming subscriptions.
The DVR+ can also connect to the Internet to receive EPG data and select
streaming services. The unit has an Ethernet port for a wired
connection and or viewers can purchase a $40 optional Wi-Fi dongle to
connect to a wireless in-home network. Channel Master said it will start shipping the DVR+ in early January is available via Channel Master’s online store and Amazon.
See the full story at TWICE.
Also see Jeff Baumgartner’s coverage at Multichannel News
, “Channel Master DVR+ Caters to Cord-Cutters, Over-the-Air TV Homes