Tuesday, November 22, 2005

LG Electronics Launches First DVR with Microsoft Program Guide

LG Electronics launched the first DVR for North America featuring the new Microsoft Program Guide service.

The LG LRM-519 Digital Media Recorder (MSRP $599) is a combination digital video recorder (DVR) and DVD recorder powered by Windows Media Center Technologies with a 160-gigabyte hard drive.

The Microsoft Program Guide service is available through three subscription options: a one-month subscription for $9.99, a one-year subscription for $99.99 or a one-time subscription for $249. The service allows users to search up to 14 days of programs by title, keyword or category. The Microsoft Program Guide also provides the engine for the "parental controls" features that allow parents to monitor the programs their families can access.

The LG Digital Media Recorder can be added to the home network via wired Ethernet or an 802.11a/b/g wireless connection.

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