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May 23, 2011
An HD alternative to Virgin's TiVo
If you are considering your HD options and are not convinced that Virgin's TiVo is the way you want to go then a new Blu Ray player from Samsung may be of interest.
The BD-D8500 has twin Freeview HD tuners (currently BBCOne HD, BBC HD, ITV1 HD and 4HD), a 500GB hard-disk drive (which records up to 120 hours of HD thanks to MPeg 4), a 3D-ready Profile 2.0 Blu-ray deck and a wide range of networking features that includes LoveFilm and BBC iPlayer.
All for a list price of around £400 (although you can probably find it for less - Amazon has it for £329). More details at Home Cinema Choice or www.samsung.co.uk.