Echostar HDT-610R: World's slimmest PVR

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echostar.jpgWith analogue TV signals dying the death, now’s the perfect time to grab a digital set-top box if you didn’t already have one. Which means it’s also the perfect time for Echostar to launch the HDT-610R, what they’re claiming is the world’s slimmest PVR.

Also known as the Ultra Slim Box, it measures a slight 14mm thin, despite housing a HDMI connection, twin tuner and 500GB hard drive.

Recording Freeview+ and Freeview+ HD channels, the HDT-610R also offers on-demand services like BBC iPlayer and Box Office 365. The box also offers live TV rewinding and pausing functionality, as well as intelligently seeking out HD versions of shows when available and offering the ability to set shows to record from advertisements.

“Consumers are looking forward to an exciting summer of sport and facing a packed viewing schedule, digital video recording will be one of the key features that viewers will be looking for,” stated Freeview MD Ilse Howling. Because everything is linked to the Olympics, right?

Up for pre-order from May 4th, Echostar’s Ultra Slim Box will be in shops by the end of May. Pricing is yet to be announced.

Gerald Lynch
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