UK digital set-top box manufacturer Pace is to launch a new non-subscription digital terrestrial personal video recorder (PVR). The unit, which incorporates twin tuners to enable simultaneous recording/viewing of different channels, is expected to retail for around £350.
The `Twin Digital TV Recorder` will use an on-screen electronic programme guide (EPG), building on the format used in Pace`s existing free-to-view Digital TV Adapter (DTVA) launched in March 2002. The Guide incorporates all of the standard DVB `now and next` programme information, any additional programme information that is made available and is ready for the extra EPG information that is expected as part of the Freeview licence Award. As with the DTVA, the Twin Recorder is easy to install and does not require an engineer home visit.
Pace`s new `Twin Recorder` marks yet another step forward for the UK free-to-view market, commented Graham North regional director UK and Ireland. The innovative features and services we have made possible open up the full potential and value of digital terrestrial TV. The combination of new channels, extra features and `plug-and-play` installation will drive more consumers than ever before to make the switch to digital.