From CES 2008, Brian Tong takes a look at the EchoStar TR-50 DVR, a digital over-the-air receiver with DVR functionality.
EchoStar's first non-Dish DVR may be the perfect fit for viewers without satellite or cable.
Dish Network's antenna-only DTVPal DVR may be dead, but you can still get the Channel Master CM-7000PAL, which appears to be the identical product.
CNET's full review of the DTVPal is up, offering lots of praise for its electronic program guide, but knocking its mediocre remote.
Follow the companies that are shedding workers with this live layoff tracker, which we'll continue to update as more news surfaces.
That and other important questions are answered in today's show, where we're joined by John C. Dvorak in dissecting the new Facebook Terms of Service, the New Zealand blackout over copyright law, and the last-minute saving of SiriusXM.
Palm releases a hot new phone and we ask ourselves if the Palm Pre is its saving grace or just destined for failure. Also, Ford trucks get remote PC access, and Lexus thinks it's a good idea to spam you while you are driving!
The video recorder, which can record over-the-air digital and high-def TV programming, will hit stores almost 11 months after it was first announced.
Dish Network adds a third DTV converter box to its lineup, the DTVPal Plus, which offers the same functionality as the TR-40 CRA, but with improved reception.
In today's show, Rafe joins us for a discussion of useless video blobs, the implications of, uh, Internet "shopping," the NPD numbers that read Tom's mind, and the U.S. Senate's "enormous gift" to Big Content (per Ars Technica).