TiVo killing off the Series3, focusing on TiVo HD?

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When we forced the TiVo HD and Series3 to go mano-a-mano back in October of last year, we had a sneaking suspicion that the latter was actually no longer being produced. Fast forward (har) three months, and sure enough, it seems that the end really is nigh for the Series3. According to TiVo Lovers (who heard directly from DVRupgrade), TiVo is accelerating the EOL (end of life) of the Series3 and “focusing all efforts on the recently launched, lower cost TiVo HD.” Apparently, the firm managed to sell through oodles of Series3 boxes over the holidays (thanks in large part to a sizable rebate-based promotion), and rather than searching for creative ways to solve the “continued component shortage,” TiVo is reportedly choosing to nudge potential customers in the direction of the TiVo HD. Granted, we’d still take this with a (light) dose of salt for the time being, but don’t be shocked to see Series3 stock start dwindling in the coming weeks.

[Via TVSquad, thanks Brad L.]

 

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Alienware’s Hangar18:HD media server now available

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Alienware’s Hangar 18:HD 1080p media server — the rackmountable high end edition of the already impressive Hangar 18 — has officially launched. The silver beast promises up to 4TB of hard drive space, Blu-ray read/write, 1080p output, CableCard support and Dolby Digital 7.1 sounds. We suggest you don’t ask how much it costs, it just shows how woefully far we you are away from being able to afford it. Those ready to jump into the high priced media server market can contact their local authorized reseller and loose themselves of the Benjamins that can so uselessly clog ones bank account.

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NextoDI intros Nexto Extreme storage device with eSATA support

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NextoDI may not shake up the designs of its various photography-friendly storage devices very much, but it at least keeps up a steady pace with the technical upgrades, with its new Nexto Extreme ND2700 unit now adding some speedy eSATA support to the mix. Otherwise, you can expect the usual accommodations for a 2.5-inch hard drive, along with slots for just about any memory card you’re likely to use and, of course, a USB port for times when eSATA isn’t an option. Still no word on a price or release date, but we’re guessing you shouldn’t have to wait too much longer to get your hands on one.

 

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Hands-on with Pentax’s new Optio lineup

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There doesn’t seem to be a lot of excitement when Pentax releases new cameras in its Optio range — do you people only love them for their DSLRs? — but nonetheless, we gave them the same hands-on treatment that everyone else gets. Below you’ll find the new S12, E50, and M50 in all their seemingly-unpopular glory, despite the fact that they seemed like fairly stylish, solidly-built products to us. Still with us? Great, we’ve got a lot of multi-colored point-and-shoot action in store for you.

 

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Dell EMC – Cheap SME SAN Storage – Diary Entry


This is a nice bit of kit for a cheap VM solution. With RAID 10 support and upto 60TB of storage, starting at a nice price. I NEED ONE OF THESE!

Dell EMC AX4 Array

Combining simplicity and scalability, the Dell AX4-5 storage arrays deliver performance, expandability, and advanced data management features in one, easy to use and affordable storage solution. With both 1Gb/s iSCSI and 4Gb/s Fibre Channel models, the AX4-5 enables organizations to choose a network interconnect that is right for their environment and needs.