EchoStar Releases New HD DVR
The new DVR will combine Freesat+ features with Sling Mediaâ€™s unique place-shifting ability, enabling TV anywhere, on all popular smartphones and tablets.
The company has supplied a new HD, satellite STB to Telefonica in Chile. The new product will enable consumers to access an array of digital television services including HD channels.
The SlingLoaded feature enables users to watch and manage their live and recorded TV remotely anytime, anywhere, via 3G or Wi-Fi, with no additional monthly fees. With Freesat+, viewers get over 150 digital channels, including HD, on demand services and the ability to pause, rewind and record TV, all subscription free.
Thereâ€™s seamless access to catch-up TV including BBC iPlayer, with other connected TV services including ITV Net Player to follow.
The cost effective, twin-tuner HDS-600 ships with software that enables the consumer to upgrade to digital video recording using an external USB hard disk drive - features include one touch recording, live pause and watching one channel whilst recording another. The digital services are accessed through a state-of-the-art HD graphical user interface.
The EchoStar HDS-600RS delivers a host of viewing options like live pause and rewind, simultaneously watch one show and record another and one touch series-link via the HD electronic programme guide all ensure that youâ€™ll never miss a show.
The 500Gb hard disk drive provides huge capacity to record up to 300 hours of standard definition programming or up to 100 hours of HD programming. You can even connect to a compatible Dolby Digital home cinema amplifier, using the integrated digital audio port, allowing you to enjoy cinema quality sound at home. All this is packaged in a stylish unit with a touch sensitive display.
Rhod Williams, general manager of EchoStar Europe, said: â€œFor TV lovers everywhere, this is the ultimate combination of subscription frees TV anywhere meeting digital television recording and connected TV.
â€œWeâ€™re bringing together the strengths of EchoStar and Sling Media to create a hybrid device that will give people the ultimate TV viewing experience; what they want, when they want and where they want it. With this industry first weâ€™re making TV anywhere a reality that delivers an enhanced user experience to consumers, with no monthly fees.â€
Sebastian Edgar Slelatt, TV director of Telefonica at Chile, said: â€œWe are very pleased to be able to market this new product to our consumers. It is imperative that we continue to offer a cost effective service coupled with state-of-the-the art features and this upgradeable STB will help us to maintain our strong pay TV market position within the Chilean territory.â€
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