Happy 10th anniversary to the PVR in Canada

As Digital Home approaches its tenth anniversary in December, we’d like say happy anniversary to one of the most talked about consumer electronic devices on our website over the last decade. Happy 10th Anniversary to the Personal Video Recorder (PVR) in Canada!

The first PVR in Canada, the Bell ExpressVu Model 5100 was released on August 8th, 2001. In the orginal press release, Bell described the 5100 as a satellite receiver that had the ability to pause real-time television programs and “tapelessly” record almost 30 hours of standard definition television programming on a 40-gigabyte hard drive.

Rogers launches its first multi-room PVR

Without any fanfare, Rogers Cable has launched a multi-room personal video recorder (PVR) solution to customers in Atlantic Canada.

At the heart of the system is the Motorola DCX 3400m set top box which connects to the cable coming into your home and acts as a server or central hub to the rest of the system.

Shaw Gateway now available in Edmonton

Shaw Cable has announced that its Whole Home PVR solution, first introduced last month in Calgary, is now available in Edmonton.

The Shaw Gateway is a digital set top box which connects to the coxial cable coming into your home and acts as a server or central hub to the rest of the system.

Shaw Gateway television system launches in Calgary

In Calgary last week, without any fanfare, Shaw Cable launched the Shaw Gateway made by Arris which offers Shaw digital cable customers a Whole Home High Definition Personal Video Recording (HD PVR) solution.

At the heart of the system is the Gateway, a digital set top box type device which connects to the cable coming into your home and acts as a server or central hub to the rest of the system.

MTS lets you control your PVR from anywhere

Following a recent upgrade to the software that drives its Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service, MTS has announced a new feature called “MY PVR.”

The MY PVR service enables MTS television customers to add, change or delete video recordings on their Whole Home PVR (Personal Video Recorder) from any internet connected computer or select mobile device in the world.