Digital video recording pioneer TiVo has used the CEDIA Expo in Denver, which runs from September 13 to 17, to unveil its Series 3 HD TiVo (pictured above). The model is notable for being the first DVR to be THX certified. Says Dr. Michael Rudd, chief of AV architecture at THX Ltd., “As more and more digital video recorders get connected to HDTVs, the demand for higher playback quality rises. With THX certification, the integrity of HD content won’t be compromised. Our collaboration with TiVo has resulted in a product that promises to capture, store and playback HDTV programs with the detail and clarity that is true to the original broadcast.”
The model, which will be released later this month, priced at 800 dollars, can store up to 300 hours of standard definition material or 32 hours of HD content. Connectivity includes HDMI and Ethernet.
“Our subscribers have eagerly anticipated the day they can use our services in high definition,” said Jim Denney, Vice President of Product Marketing at TiVo. “The TiVo Series3 HD DVR gives our customers the best way to experience HDTV in visual and audio performance, an easy, intuitive way to find and record HD programming and a broad set of multimedia and networking capabilities that greatly exceed other generic offerings available allowing subscribers the freedom to enjoy their favorite programming whenever they chose to do so.”