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XBMC coders acquire TVonics brand

Exclusive Key assets once owned by TVonics, the UK digital video recorder maker which collapsed into administration in June 2012, have been acquired by a UK developer with a view to create a set-top box based on the popular open source media player, XBMC. Peterborough-based Pulse-Eight today said it had bought the TVonics brand, the …
Tony Smith, 22 Oct 2012
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Administrator eyes DVR firesale after TVonics collapse

UK DVR maker TVonics has gone into administration. The maker of Freeview HD recorders, including the DTR-Z500HD and DTR-HD500, was placed in the hands of Bell Advisory on 12 June. And, though it’s been in administration before and survived, back in 2008, things don’t look good this time round. A spokesman confirmed today that …
Nigel Whitfield, 27 Jun 2012
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TVonics, RNIB launch speech-synthesising DVR

Set-top box maker TVonics has equipped its 500GB DTR-HD500 Freeview HD recorder with text-to-speech tech, the better to help blind and partially sighted folk enjoy what's been on the box. Created in co-operation with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), the DVR reads out the Freeview electronic programme guide …
Hard Reg, 3 May 2012
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2011's Best... DVRs and Media Streamers

Xmas Gift Guide The days of piling shelves high with videotape recordings of shows once broadcast then forgotten are long gone. The current generation of DVRs and media streamers ensures that no TV programme remains unwatched for long, whether you snare it with a series link or stream it via a catch-up service. These days it's hard to miss a …
Steve May, 6 Dec 2011
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TVonics seeks Brits to beta test BBC iPlayer over Wi-Fi

UK DVR maker TVonics is looking for "a small amount" of folk who own its DTR-HV250 set-top box to test its implementation of BBC iPlayer. The DVR lacks an Ethernet port, so TVonics is looking for owners with a Wi-Fi network at home. Presumably, it'll supply a USB Wi-Fi dongle to clip into the DTR-HV250's rear-facing USB port …
Tony Smith, 8 Sep 2011
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TVOnics to add BBC iPlayer to DVRs

TVOnics will add BBC iPlayer to its Freeview HD set-top boxes on Friday. TVOnics DTR-Z500HD TVOnics DTR-Z500HD The 26 August update will be delivered through the manufacturer's website. Just download it it a USB stick, plug that into the DVR. In addition to the BBC catch-up service - accessed through the red button on the …
Tony Smith, 22 Aug 2011
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TVonics DTR-Z500HD Freeview HD DVR

Review Back in October 2010, Reg Hardware looked at TVonics’ first Freeview HD recorder, the curiously styled DTR-HD500. The DTR-Z500HD is a more conventional 'shoe box' shape, though much smaller than many of the others I’ve looked at, but it once again packs in a good spec. TVonics DTR-HD500 DTR-Z500HD: a more sober design than …
Nigel Whitfield, 30 Apr 2011
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TVonics intros 'durable' DVR

UK DVR specialist TVonics has introduced its second Freeview HD recorder, this one with a rather more discreet design than the company's first such offering. The "physically durable" metal-cased DTR-Z500HD follows the oblong TVonics design of old making it rather better at slotting into your AV stack than last year's huge DTR- …
Tony Smith, 11 Mar 2011
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TVonics DTR-HD500 Freeview HD DVR

Review The design is bonkers, of course. TVonics has never favoured the box-like looks preferred by its rivals, of course, but the DTR-HD500, with its oval, upward sloping front-meets-top, owes more to the likes of the Sony PlayStation 3 than other DVRs. TVonics DTR-HD500 TVonics' DTR-HD500: has to go on top That said, even the …
Tony Smith, 22 Oct 2010
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TVonics debuts Freeview HD DVR

UK set-top box maker TVonics has announced its first Freeview HD DVR. TVonics DTR-HD500 The twin-tuner, 500GB capacity DTR-HD500 not only sports HDMI output, but it also packs in a pair of HDMI inputs, allowing users to feed the DVR and two other players to their telly through a single cable. That's handy if you want as …
Tony Smith, 10 Sep 2010

TVonics DTR-Z500 500GB Freeview+ DVR

Review We rather like TVonics here at Vulture Central because its kit is British designed and made, and rather stylish. More to the point, for the large number of people who don't understand all this digital switchover malarkey, its devices work right out of the box. TVonics DTR-500 TVonics' DTR-500: foolproof The DTR-Z500 is …
Alun Taylor, 20 Dec 2008

TVonics beefs up DVR, slims down Freeview box

IFA British digital TV set-top maker TVonics launched its latest Freeview boxes this week: a compact tuner and the latest incarnation of its DVR series. The updated DVR sports a revamped faceplate but follows the standard hi-end amplifier look of TVonics' digital video recorder range. In addition to a fancier fizzog, the DTR-Z500 …
Tony Smith, 30 Aug 2008

TVonics MFR-300 micro digital TV set-top box

Review Thousands of Brits are going to find their analogue TVs incapable of picking up a signal come 2012. Clearly, that doesn't concern too many of us, since we're still buying plenty of analogue tellies. This situation may have got Parliament in a panic but plenty of punters know all they need to go digital is to pick up a set-top …
Tony Smith, 4 Jul 2008

TVonics touts tiny digital telly tuner

What's the most simple way to turn an analogue telly into a digital Freeview viewer? According to UK manufacturer TVonics, its MFR-300 gadget is. The 70 x 54 x 27mm unit plugs straight into your TV's antenna port - it has an co-ax aerial socket of its own - and once powered up searches out and maintains a list of channels you …
Tony Smith, 30 Jun 2008

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