Best Buy's New Insignia TV Boasts Built-In TiVo

Posted Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

There's no DVR functionality, but the set does boast Wi-Fi connectivity.

There's been a trend in electronics for a long time - Japan gets cool stuff first. In the case of the TV with a built in DVR, the US still hasn't gotten any, but the newest set from Insignia takes us a step closer.

The latest set from Best Buy's house brand Insignia packs the TiVo user interface along with all the streaming services that go along with it, like CinemaNow and Netflix. Dubbed the cTV, it will be available in 32 and 42 inch sizes, both of which offer Wi-Fi connectivity.

Best Buy's new TV doesn't include DVR functionality, which would make this product launch far more interesting. Details are still fuzzy on multi-room access and whether or not DVR capabilities can be unlocked with the addition of an external hard drive. We're guessing no to both.

The TVs are set to launch on July 31st. Pricing is unavailable at this time.

Source: Engadget

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