ReplayTV is planning to discontinue their line of DVR’s, instead concentrating on providing a DVR software solution. They are planning to offer their software as a bundle with Happague’s WinTV-PVR tuners. Competing with TiVo is a difficult proposition with TiVo having the brand recognition that ReplayTV doesn’t. Even TiVo is having trouble competing with the cable TV companies’ bundled DVR solution.
The new software application is designed for the personal computer, which globally is the fastest growing video entertainment platform. While there is some deabate over when the Media PC will become the standard for US households, there is no doubt that it is a growing area. Consumer’s are ready for a simple and affordable device. The possibilities of what can be done with it are endless.
Bill Loewenthal, ReplayTV’s VP/GM added: “More consumers are using the PC as an integral home entertainment device, and sales of PC tuner cards are soaring around the globe. Creating a global DVR solution for the PC is a natural step for ReplayTV. Our innovative new product offerings for 2006 will combine our proven strengths in the DVR field with a variety of ingenious and ‘intelligent’ capabilities extended by the PC. Coupled with the same Internet-delivered EPG services that serve our installed base of ReplayTV DVRs, we can bring a tremendous DVR experience to the entertainment PC consumer.”
If you like ReplayTV’s DVR, get it soon before they are all gone.
ReplayTV will announce product details and pricing in 2006.
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