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Motorola introduces MPEG-4 DVR boxes for use with HD cable

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Jan 2008 18:59

Motorola introduces MPEG-4 DVR boxes for use with HD cable Motorola has announced today that it will be launching its first MPEG-4 set-top DVR box for cable TV users.
Set to debut at the upcoming CES show, the DCX series of DVRs "are designed to serve as hubs on home networks for consumers who want to manage HD content received over cable."

Each box will support HD video due to its use of the MPEG-4 advanced video compression.

According to BetaNews, the boxes will also support the following; "recording; time Shifting of TV shows; surround sound audio; storage of consumer-created multimedia content; and content sharing among other compatible devices over home networks."

In creating these DVRs, Motorola is set to compete directly with TiVo who has already secured a deal with the cable provider Comcast in which certain markets will exclusively use TiVo software.

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