The space and weight requirements to fit a tru2way cable box behind an LCD or plasma HDTV
would seem to rule out DVR functions, but ADB showed off a second generation set-back box
that does just that. Dubbed Phantom, it can hold an SDHC card with programs either recorded elsewhere, or it can record directly to the card itself. Light Reading mentions there's also MoCA support to stream from standard DVRs, so while it's unlikely you'd have a memory card big enough to hold all the HDTV programs we watch, whether you're old school sneakernetting or going multiroom it can be your hidden HD DVR. The ADB-4820C
it designed for Sony HDTVs that we saw at CES 2009
never appeared, but the company said at The Cable Show the Phantom could be available by late this year or early 2011, with potential targets in the hotel industry or direct retail sales.