Monday, August 23, 2004

2Wire MediaPortal

2Wire MediaPortal
2Wire is working on a pretty cool DVR. The MediaPortal is a PVR that can receive standard def and high def satellite signals, as well as ATSC and NTSC broadcasts. It will record HD broadcasts in 480p, 720p and 1080i. It will record up to 180 hour of standard def content, and up to 25 hours of high def content.

In addition to the DVR functionality, it will play, store and organize video, music and photos localy and from networked PCs.

I would love to see a review of this and the HD DIRECTV receiver with
TiVo. Also since 2Wire only sells products through DSL companies, I
wonder if this receiver will only work with Echostar. SBC has
partnered with Echostar, and is selling their service. So if SBC will
sell this PVR, I assume this PVR will only work with Echostar.

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