released today their new DVR
($149) with high-definition TV tuner that converts broadcast television into streaming MPEG-4 for connected devices. Bringing live and recorded TV to connected devices both inside and outside the home, Simple.TV turns the iPad, Roku box, Google TV, Boxee Box, or any web browser into a full-featured DVR that is accessible anywhere. With the addition of a USB 2.0 hard drive or network-attached storage, Simple.TV users can store thousands of hours of TV shows and HDTV videos and watch them on their mobile devices or connected TVs.
At the heart of the Simple.TV DVR is the ViXS XCode 4210. With its ability to create adaptive AVC MPEG-4 video streams from a high definition video input, the XCode 4210 enables the Simple.TV DVR to convert broadcast television into highly compressed and flexible video streams that can be seamlessly accessed by the most popular consumer electronics devices, such as the iPad and Roku media streamer.