DirecTV is now shipping its first branded personal video recorder, based on the TiVo PVR platform.
Developed by Hughes Network Systems (HNS) parent of DirecTV, the new Digital Satellite Recorder (DSR) combines a DirecTV receiver with an internal hard drive, which can digitally record up to 35 hours of programming. It is expected to retail at around $200. The product launch marks the next generation of TiVo-branded PVRs for DirecTV, which first began offering the boxes to its customers in 2000.
The new DSR includes a "WishList" feature that lets viewers direct the DSR receiver to find and record shows based on favorite actors, directors, sports teams and subjects.
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