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Sonicblue Revives ReplayTV With Web-Tuned Digital Video Recorder

5 Sep, 2001 By: Hive News

Reviving the ReplayTV brand, digital media company Sonicblue is launching a home-networked digital video recorder with broadbandconnectivity that lets consumers store up to 320 hours of television or othermedia, share video clips within or outside the home, as well as play back recorded programs without commercials.

The ReplayTV 4000 "home video server" connects to a cable modem or DSL for "fast and easy" transferring of video over broadband and can share video throughout the house via a home network, according to the company.

"Families can now create their own video library, collecting their favoritemovies and programs without commercial interruption, along with family videos and photos that can be easily retrieved for viewing at anytime," said Ken Potashner, c.e.o. and chairman of Santa Clara, Calif.-based Sonicblue.

The company recently acquired ReplayTV to play a more prominent role in the emerging digitalentertainment market.

"ReplayTV has been a great innovator in digital video, and we believe that the launch of the ReplayTV 4000 bolsters Sonicblue's leadership position in the digital video space," Potashner added.

Sonicblue's ReplayTV series is available in four models: the 4040 with up to 40 hours of storage for $699; the 4080 with up to 80 hours of storage for $999; the 4160 with up to 160 hours of storage for $1,499; and the 4320 with up to 320 hours of storage for $1,999.

ReplayTV 4000 Series models are expected to beginshipping in November and to be available through online retailers for the holiday season.

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