TiVo is continuing their course of being one of the absolute slowest hardware companies out there between product cycles with the announcement of the TiVo Premiere Elite. What's makes the Elite different from the Premiere XL? Well, for starters, this thing has four tuners, so it can record up to four different programs at once. You can watch any of the four, or view a fifth already-recorded program, so that's pretty nice. It's also got a 2 TB hard drive in it, which can hold up to 300 hours of programming. Like the XL, it's THX-certified, which probably doesn't mean much to many people out there, but hey--it's a nice-to-have. The one thing about the Elite is that, despite the name, it actually can only record digital cable and FiOS programming. No over-the-air or analog access here.
No launch date has been set for the TiVo Premiere Elite, but we do know that when it launches, it'll cost $499. Service will be extra, and you can choose the $19.99 per month plan or the $499 lifetime plan.
Read More | Premiere Elite Product Page
For those of you who just can’t wait for another gadget to shift time, Sling Media’s Slingbox Tuner allows you to control and watch basic cable, including on-demand and and pay-per-view, on your PC or mobile device anywhere you can access the Internet. The Slingbox is also available in an AV model for your digital cable, satellite, or DVR system. Go for the Pro Slingbox and hook up with your entire HD home entertainment system (up to 4 devices), although you will lose your high-definition once you hit the Net. The Slingbox Tuner and AV models are available online and in retail stores at an MSRP of $189, while the Pro (pictured) goes for $250.
Read More | Sling Media Press Release