The TDS850IMC features a large hard drive â€“ sufficient to record up to 50 hours of HD content or 150 hours of standard definition (SD) content â€“ and quad-tuners. Two tuners will be dedicated to programme recording, while the third will enable users to view a third channel, with full PVR functionality, while two other programmes are being recorded. The fourth tuner will be dedicated to the electronic programme guide (EPG), enabling full programme information to be accessed even when all three other tuners are being used. This fourth tuner is also capable of delivering HD and SD push-VOD content to the consumer.
The TDS850IMC incorporates OpenTV’s Core 2.0 middleware and PVR 2.0 software, together with content security from Irdeto.
Richard Slee, Pace president for EMEA and APAC, said the deal marked the first HD