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January 6, 2006

CES Watch: Tivo Series 3 Unveiled

Well, it looks like the mother of all Tivos was announced at CES. If you've been waiting for an HD, dual tuner Tivo, then this baby is for you. PVRBlog has these details on the Tivo Series 3:

The biggest features are that Series 3 will have dual tuners and be CableCARD and HDTV ready! The dual tuner thing should be qualified though, because it will actually have 6(!) tuners. It will have 2 cable tuners, 2 ATSC tuners (for high def over the air) and 2 regular old NTSC tuners. But it will only be able to record two programs at once, according to a sign at the booth (warning 900k picture).

Other improvements include an SATA hard drive connection to add external storage, a display on the front that shows what's recording and a backlit remote. While it will still record in MPEG-2, the Series 3 will also be able to play back MPEG-4 video

Wow! No firm release date yet, but it should be later this year. We'll keep you posted when more details come out.

You can see some images of the Series 3 box at PVRBlog and, just click the links below.

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Posted by William Hungerford at January 6, 2006 10:13 AM

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