Gary MarshallThe next Xbox will listen to your every word - and a proposed DVR from Verizon will watch you 'engaging in... physical activity'. What could possibly go wrong?
Big-wigs from the television industry met in New York this week and all the talk was about new ad-skipping tech.
Microsoft has made no secret of the fact that it is transforming the Xbox 360 in a media hub to extend its life, but it looks as if the company is going a step further by adding PVR functionality to the next generation of the console.
Panasonic has added two new Freeview HD PVRs to its line up, with the DMR-HW100 handed a UK release date of mid-September and the space-saving DMR-PWT500 making its debut a month later.
Samsung has announced the arrival of its new Freeview PVR – the BD-DT7800. The personal video recorder is one of the first by Samsung to be hooked up to its Smart Hub offering.
This PVR demands some patience, but entices with Freeview HD, 3D, Blu-ray archiving, Skype and streaming
Samsung's first Freesat PVR comes with some multimedia extras, but can it rival the Humax Foxsat HDR?