Sunday, February 23, 2014

Channel Master Announces Replenished Inventory of Popular DVR+ Product

Phoenix, AZ, February 21, 2014 – Channel Master announced today that it has resumed shipping of its DVR+ product, an over-the-air subscription-free DVR, which sold out shortly after announcing availability at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas in early January. In addition to receiving and recording local broadcast programming such as ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS and The CW, DVR+ integrates video-on-demand streaming apps directly into the electronic program guide. DVR+ was one of the International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award honorees.

“We put a lot of thought into the development of this product, focusing on the needs of mainstream TV consumers in North America and their professed desire for an alternative solution to traditional pay-TV services” said Coty Youtsey, President of Channel Master. “We knew we had a great solution but I don’t think any of us were quite prepared for the overwhelming response that we got, selling out of product within a week. We’re happy to say that we now have DVR+ units in stock to meet the growing demand.”

The Channel Master brand is an iconic mainstay in American entertainment culture, having introduced the first consumer TV antenna in 1949 and progressing through the decades to produce antennas, televisions, transistor radios and even turn-tables. Today, Channel Master is focused on products and solutions for broadcast television entertainment.

“There is just so much going on in TV today that has a direct impact on consumers, more so than any other time in the history of TV” said Joe Bingochea, Executive Vice President of product development. “We’re doing what we’ve always done, which is to deliver superior broadcast entertainment products to consumers. With DVR+ we have an amazing product that not only delivers what consumers need today, it will also serve as a platform to deliver what they want tomorrow. DVR+ has many capabilities. We’re just getting started.” 

DVR+, priced at $249.99, is available now from Channel Master at www.channelmaster.com.

1 comment:

  1. Finally, an over-the-air DVR is available to the consumer at a reasonable price without having to pay a subscription for the DVR to function. For those who can go back to the 70's, we subscribed to cable because, among other things, the picture we received via antenna was no longer acceptable compared to the picture received from cable. Eventually, satellite TV come along as competition for the cable industry.

    The large networks, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, etc., are now required to transmit digitally. Now, if you live within range of the transmitting stations, you get a better picture with an antenna, even an indoor antenna, than you get from cable or satellite, plus, you don't have to pay for the service other than the cost of the antenna. Unfortunately, you no longer have DVR capabilities without having to buy a DVR plus pay for the subscription. Not anymore.

    If you can live without cable or satellite and all the extra bells and whistles, and if you can live without the (in my case this is the minimum for HD and DVR service for 1 TV) $95 per month ($1,140 for the year) cable bill, the Channel Master DVR+ is your solution. In five months the cost of the Channel Master DVR+, hard drive, and antenna pay for themselves, and now your TV entertainment is virtually free.

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