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SONICblue starts shipping ReplayTV 4000
By Jon Newton, p2pnet.net
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2001-12-04
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Source: MusicDish/Mi2N - November 28, 2001

Apparently undeterred by the lawsuit filed by major TV networks and movies studios, SONICblue has begun shipping its controversial ReplayTV 4000 digital video recorder (DVR). The world's first broadband and home network-enabled DVR, ReplayTV 4000 lets viewers distribute recorded programs at home and share their personal recordings of non-protected video content with up to 15 friends and family who also own ReplayTV 4000s. Just as importantly, however, the system also allows consumers to automatically pause, replay and slo-mo live television, with no tapes, no timers and no trouble, as well as giving them the choice to playback recorded programming with or without commercials using the Commercial Advance tm function.

"The ReplayTV 4000 is so good the networks don't want consumers to have it," said Ken Potashner, CEO and chairman, SONICblue. "It is ironic that the entertainment industry presented us with an Emmy Award for the advancement of television, and a couple of months later decided that we may have advanced it too much. The lawsuits are another attempt by the entertainment industry to control the living room. SONICblue provides technology that gives consumers choices regarding how they enjoy television in their home; we believe consumers should have the power to make this choice, and we will work diligently to protect their interests."

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