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HP Announces Hi-Def DVR Set-Top Box, Line of HD Sets

Jan 7, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that HP will introduce a high-definition, digital video recorder set-top box and a full line of HD television sets, further extending the company’s reach into the television business.

She referred to the set-top box as an “HDTV media hub” since it includes a dual-tuner DVR and a DVD recorder and also enables sharing of digital media content, including music and photos. “Consumers can access content through a single, easy-to-use platform,” she said.

The box will be available in the fall and will include an intuitive program guide to allow consumers to easily find TV shows and other content, Ms. Fiorina said. She also said HP plans to introduce a full line of 17 new HD sets later this year. Last year, the company went to market with three HD sets.