December 22, 2004

DVD recorder review: Sony RDR-HX900

As published on CNET.com:
"When we first laid eyes on the gorgeous silver faceplate of Sony's new 160GB DVR/DVD recorder combo, we could barely wait to hook it up to our home theater. Our pulse quickened when we beheld the easy setup and the oh-so-cool animated menus, but our dreams of video-recording nirvana led to a rude awakening when we faced its crippled electronic programming guide (EPG)."
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December 15, 2004

PVP review: Datexx Pavio PVR30T

As published on CNET.com:
"Can a company known for scientific calculators and talking clocks bring something new to the portable-video-player (PVP) table? Unfortunately for Datexx, the answer is a resounding no--at least for now. The Datexx Pavio PVRT30 promises to be your on-the-go TV, but its awkward design, limited functionality, weak battery life, and poor sound quality when playing videos make it a half-baked A/V companion. Heart-stoppingly priced at $600, this 30GB PVP needs to go back to the drawing board."
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