updated 11:35 am EDT, Wed August 9, 2006
DirecTV HD-DVR by August
One of the common complaints about HDTV is the lack of real DVR options. TiVo continues to work on its Series 3 player, but satellite viewers who either can't or would prefer not to choose a third-party DVR have something to look forward to in the near future. Briefly mentioned as part of DirecTV's quarterly results is the news that the television provider plans to release an HD-DVR unit of its own this quarter. Though nothing is known about the DVR beyond its existence, DirecTV says the DVR will launch in Los Angeles by the end of August. A full national release will follow within the next few weeks.