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January 6, 2005; 4:59 p.m.
The product: The LG LRM-519 is the first DVR/DVD recorder to boast new software from Microsoft, tightly integrating it with a networked PC running Windows XP or Windows Media Center Edition. In addition to the ability to record your favorite TV shows to an internal hard disk or DVD recorder, the LG LRM-519 also boasts network media features, so it can pull down digital photos, video, and audio from your PC.
The prospects: Before you dismiss this as another TiVo clone, look closely at the specs. The LRM-519 includes fast wireless networking, a double-layer DVD burner, and the promise of USB connectivity to a variety of peripherals. True, it's essentially a glorified Media Center Extender (although we hope its built-in hard disk allows it to operate independently from a PC). But Microsoft wants into the living room in a big way, and the LRM-519 may very well be its ticket.
By John P. Falcone, senior associate editor, CNET Reviews
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