IQ News: Net-Enabled TV Recorder to Ship in Fall

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The much-bruited PC-TV convergence might be entering U.S. homes by the back door – specifically, a hard disk digital video recorder (DVR) with Internet access, interactive TV functions and an electronic programming guide (EPG) for satellite TV that will ship this fall from co-developers DirecTV, Microsoft’s WebTV and RCA-parent Thomson Multimedia.
The DVR and the Ultimate TV subscription service that enables it made their debut at a New York news conference last week, where the partners said that besides having entertainment functions, the set-top and service will offer advertisers the opportunity to deliver supplemental information and...

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