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TiVo introduces new DVR with more memory for HD

Thu, 09/04/2008 - 8:32am
Mike Robuck

TiVo said yesterday that it has released a new DVR that features more recording capacity than other competing DVRs.

TiVo said that its HD XL Digital Video Recorder, which is available online for $599, has 150 hours of high-definition television recording capacity.

"With so much HD content now available, we felt it was vital to offer consumers an easy way to record as much television programming as they’d like to watch at a later time without ever having to worry about capacity,” said Andrew Morrison, director of product platforms at TiVo. “What is great about the XL is it gives content lovers plenty of room for all the programming they love, saving them from having to decide if they need to prematurely delete a favorite movie or a big game memory when space gets tight. Satellite or cable DVRs simply can't match it."

Other features include allowing users to download thousands of movies and TV shows directly to the TV, browse and watch YouTube videos, listen to thousands of songs from Rhapsody, or view hundreds of music videos from Music Choice. The XL also has THX certification, a Series3 premium backlit remote control and an included HDMI cable.

Similar to TiVo HD, dual tuners allow subscribers to record two different shows in HD at the same time while watching a third pre-recorded show.  

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