We have talked about’s Windows Media Center service in the past and I found it handy for converting Windows Media Center shows into iPad format and now they are introducing a hardware DVR/Placeshifing box. The device supports unencrypted HD channels via Cable or Antenna and then converts it to MPEG-4 format for viewing on devices like Roku,iPad,Boxee box, Google TV and via a Windows Media Center app.

The service does sound a bit expensive $149 for the device, $29 for the Media Center app and to add guide data and web streaming $4.99 per month plus you have to add your own storage. You could do all that with DVBLink for a lot less cost but its nice simple solution.

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