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Samsung offers cash back on Blu-ray players and PVRs

Samsung offers cash back on Blu-ray players and PVRs

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Fans of hi-def imaging may be interested to hear that Samsung is to deliver cashback for any would-be customers purchasing new Samsung Blu-ray players and personal video recorders. The deal, which runs until the end of October 2011, includes the Samsung... >>

Real Digital: The new alternative to Freesat

Real Digital: The new alternative to Freesat

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The UK's Freesat is about to get direct competition later this year with the launch of new free satellite service Real Digital. Those wanting the channel choice without paying for Sky's or Virgin Media’s subscription packs could find themselves looking... >>

BBC testing Group Record - Series Link on steroids

BBC testing Group Record - Series Link on steroids

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The BBC has teased us with a new feature that its aiming to launch in time for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Called Group Record, the new feature will allow users to record a group of programmes in a similar way to how Series Link works. However, rather... >>

Virgin Media TiVo BBC iPlayer app hands-on

Virgin Media TiVo BBC iPlayer app hands-on

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One of the many exciting features about the Virgin Media TiVo box (or Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo box, to give it it's full name) is its ability to run Flash based applications, housed in their own section on the menu system. And those who have had... >>

YouView reveals its tech and content partners

YouView reveals its tech and content partners

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YouView has not been without its problems of late, with massive delays (as exclusively revealed on Pocket-lint), a change in its management team in the form of Sir Alan Sugar replacing Kip Meek as non-executive chairman, and constant scrutinisation by... >>

EchoStar SlingLoaded HDS-600RS hands-on

EchoStar SlingLoaded HDS-600RS hands-on

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EchoStar, the company that owns Sling Media is launching a Freesat powered PVR in the UK to take on the likes of Humax, Sony, and Samsung. The new box, called the EchoStar SlingLoaded HDS-600RS will come with a 500GB hard drive letting you record around... >>

FetchTV - new HD UI hands-on

FetchTV - new HD UI hands-on

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When Pocket-lint reviewed the Technika SmartBox 8320HD - the set-top-box laden with IP Vision's FetchTV service - last October, our biggest quibble was that "it won’t win any prizes for design and the user interface isn’t the best around". But fair... >>

TVonics unleashes the DTR-Z500HD Freeview+ HD recorder

TVonics unleashes the DTR-Z500HD Freeview+ HD recorder

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TVonics has unveiled its latest PVR - the Freeview HD packing DTR-Z500HD. The durable, rugged set top box has the same features that you'll find packed in the DTR-HD500 though in a newly designed aluminium casing that its makers state "is perfect for... >>

Virgin Media TiVo
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Virgin Media TiVo

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It’s been a long time coming, but Virgin Media’s TiVo project has finally been realised. And, if you think that plain old catch up TV and video-on-demand services are good, wait ‘til you get a load of this. Virgin Media has always been at the forefront... >>

Sony introduces Freeview HD PVR duo

Sony introduces Freeview HD PVR duo

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Sony has announced the arrival of two new Freeview HD capable PVRs - the SVR-HDT1000 and SVR-HDT500, which as you could probably decipher from the name are 1TB and 500GB versions. Like all good PVRs, you'll be able to record one channel and watch another... >>