Pace has launched the first Freeview+ HD PVR in the UK market ahead of next month’s football World Cup.
The Philips branded box has a 500 GB hard drive that is capable of recording up to 125 hours of HD content. The company says the product has been developed for near silent operation, avoiding the whirring noise so often associated with recording devices. It also features a three-hour buffer for time-shifting programmes.
The Philips HDT8520 goes on sale today at a recommended retailing price of £299 (€344.1) from high-street retailers John Lewis, DSGi (Currys), Comet, Tesco and Richer Sounds, online at Amazon, and through the UK independent retail sector.