Latest in Atsc

Image credit:

DISH Network's DTVPal DVR bites the dust after a short, troubled life

Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

It's only a few days shy of 13 months since we released our mixed review of DISH Network's DTVPal DVR, and yet Zatz Not Funny reports that DISH will no longer offer the niche recorder. While it's not particularly shocking news given the device's performance issues and befuddling connection to the satellite provider, it does imply that finding an affordable, modern, and subscription-free solution for over-the-air recording will soon go the way of the dodo. So all issues aside, if you're in need of a ATSC dual-tuning HD recorder with 250 GB of space for $250, we'd suggest you snag one of the dwindling units available online before it's too late (or, as CNET notes, keep an eye out for its Channel Master CM-7000PAL doppelganger.) Otherwise, be prepared to either upgrade to the pricier world of full-fledged DVRs, or more unthinkably, dust off the VCR sitting in your attic. If you do choose the latter option though, for the love of humanity do not allow those taped episodes of Dragon Ball Z to ever see the light of day.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

HyperX just made its Cloud Alpha gaming headset even better

HyperX just made its Cloud Alpha gaming headset even better

View
Spotify's Premium Family plans get an explicit content filter

Spotify's Premium Family plans get an explicit content filter

View
NVIDIA ray-tracing on 'Minecraft' looks surprisingly cool

NVIDIA ray-tracing on 'Minecraft' looks surprisingly cool

View
MIT experts find a way to reduce video stream buffering on busy WiFi

MIT experts find a way to reduce video stream buffering on busy WiFi

View
NASA selects proposals for smallsats built to study deep space

NASA selects proposals for smallsats built to study deep space

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr