Dish Network Has Digital-to-Analog Converter Box With DVR11 Nov, 2008 By: Billy Gil
Dish Network has announced its DTVPal DVR will be made available for preorder Nov. 19. The device is the sole digital-to-analog converter box with digital video recording functionality sold in the United States, according to Dish Network.
“The DTVPal DVR is the first product of its kind in the converter box market, and gives consumers not only the benefit of receiving digital and high-definition signals, but also brings their TV experience to a new level with the ability to record up to 150 hours of standard-definition or up to 30 hours of high-definition programming,” said Tom Stingley, EVP of sales and distribution for Dish Network. “Now consumers who watch over-the-air programming don’t have to be tied to their TV schedules, but rather can enjoy their favorite shows at their leisure, on their time.”
Additionally the box allows for viewing high-definition programming over-the-air as well as standard-definition digital programming. The device won CNET’s 2008 Best of CES award for home video.