EchoStar has slimmest digital TV recorder on the market
When it comes to modern consumer electronics, it does help not only to be able to keep up with the Joneses where system specifications and features are concerned, but design also plays a very important role. Why else do you think the iPhone as well as iPad from Apple literally has the whole world in its grip (most of it anyway, with a fair number of fans on the Android platform as well)? Having said that, the niche market of digital TV recorders is not exactly the most exciting one, but EchoStar decided to take the plunge by advertising their latest Ultra Slim Box (HDT-610R) to be accompanied by a superlative – touting it to be the world’s slimmest digital TV recorder (DTR), where it will play nice with the UK’s Freeview service.
Just how thin is it? Well, all the relevant electronics and circuits are packed into a sleek, 14mm aluminium chassis, and you can already place a pre-order from Amazon, John Lewis and Maplin from May 4th onwards.
According to Rhod Williams, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EchoStar Europe, “We pride ourselves on challenging the status quo to create truly inspirational products. We’re already inviting consumers to watch their TV anywhere and now we’re offering them the opportunity to own the slimmest digital TV recorder in the world. The Ultra Slim Box represents the coming of age for the DVR and is the perfect complement to the latest range of ultra slim TVs”.
The Freeview+ HD Ultra Slim Box will offer you the choice of subscription free TV, being able to access up to 50 high quality digital channels in addition to four of them being in High Definition (BBC One HD, The BBC HD Channel, ITV1 HD and Channel 4 HD). Not only that, you are able to pause or rewind live TV, as well as record a complete series using a single touch of the button thanks to Series Link.
Being slim and compact does not mean it is short on features – no sir, under the hood you will find a high capacity 500GB hard drive which is said to deliver up to 300 hours of recording goodness, while a twin tuner allows you to view a solitary channel while recording another without missing a beat.