Toshiba intros first notebook with rewritable HD DVD drive
Toshiba this week announced that it is to launch its first notebook PC with built-in rewritable HD DVD drive.
The Qosmio Series 2 will initially launch in Japan, where arguably they can put it to much more use that us lowly high-definition-catcher-uppers in the West.
IFA 07: LG DVR Pause and Play TV and PC users
For those of you into your pause and play TV, LG also had new 160GB DVRs with dual digital tuners on display. Each will naturally allow you to watch one program while recording another. They’ve got Freeview Playback Certification from the UK’s Digital TV group, so you can record subtitles and closed captions, in addition to video and audio, as well as intelligently schedule recording times in case a TV programme over-runs.
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Daily Tech Hotlinks for 17-Jul-07: Radiohead, DVR, Computer viruses, X-Files, Sony Crackle
– Stereogum coerces popular musicians to record covers of Radiohead’s OK Computer to mark 10th anniversary (Stereogum)
– Acronym DVR (Digital Video Recorder) wangles way into Merriam-Webster dictionary (Gizmodo)…
Ocean Blue calls for a single PVR standard
Ocean Blue Software has called for a single standard for digital TV recorders (PVRs). Managing Director of Ocean Blue said that the introduction of Freeview Playback has been a step in the right direction, but that most PVRs contain proprietary software due to a lack of industry standard guidelines.
Ocean Blue would like to see a single brand across satellite, cable, and even IPTV broadcasts. Their Voyager software system is already the standard mandated middleware solution for Freeview digital TV receivers, while Sunrise is a DVB compliant suite of software that can receive analogue and digital video and audio, with Surfsoft being a Freeview Playback standard.
Could Ocean Blue be suggesting that they would offer the best software standard?
CES 2007: CyberLink MagicSports 3 DVR sports analysis
Gotta love those US-targeted press releases. Apparently one use for CyberLink’s MagicSports 3 software is to analyse key game events in football matches, such as goals, near goals and “rule violations”. I think that means elbows to the eye socket….