Feeds

UK gets first IPTV-ready HD DVR

Freeview upscaled

Application security programs and practises

UK retailer Evesham today introduced iPlayer, an 80GB DVR that can not only pump out HD resolution pictures but can be connected to the internet ready for IPTV-based video-on-demand services.

evesham's iplayer hd dvr

The £300 set-top box incorporates an HDMI port for hi-def flat-panel screens. It's got a Freeview digital TV tuner on board, and while there's no HD broadcasts on free-to-air as standard, the iPlayer conveniently upscales standard-definition programming to HD resolution.

For those of us with old-style tellies, the iPlayer has a pair of SCART connectors. The unit's digital TV tuner is HD capable, so it's ready for free-to-air HD broadcasts. And for pay-to-view programming too, thanks to an integrated smartcard slot.

It's even got a six-pin Firewire port so you can connect digital camcorders and the like.

evesham's iplayer hd dvr

iPlayer has a 3.5mm earphone socket and a digital optical output to connect it up to a hi-fi, and there's an Ethernet port for internet connectivity. Evesham said the unit can talk to Media Center PCs to grab content, and it will be able to take it from online sources too.

iPlayer is available now from Evesham's lowestontheweb website. ®

Related reviews

Sling Media SlingBox networkable TV tuner
Elgato EyeTV Hybrid USB TV tuner for Mac

The Power of One Infographic

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.