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01.25.2005
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
UK cable operator orders HD set-top box from Scientific-Atlanta


The new PVR set-top box incorporates a 160GB hard drive and three video tuners.

Scientific-Atlanta will supply new personal video recorder (PVR) set-top boxes to Telewest Global customers later this year.

The new PVR set-top box incorporates a 160GB hard drive and three video tuners, which will allow viewers to watch Telewest’s digital TV service while simultaneously recording two programs. This is a step forward from many existing PVRs, which can only process two channels at once. The set-top box will also allow customers to pause and instantly rewind live TV if their viewing is interrupted, so they never have to miss a moment of their favorite programs. The device will be able to store around 80 hours of programs.

The PVR will also deliver HDTV content in the future.

For more information, visit www.telewest.co.uk and www.sciatl.com.

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