Grundig could possibly stumble upon the next big thing – a TiVo replacement. Several of its TV models will see the incorporation of USB-recording technology, where any standard USB flash drive or external hard drive can be used as a personal video recorder (PVR). There is one catch though – you can only view your recorded content on a compatible Grundig set and nowhere else. According to Grundig, 8GB of storage space ought to be enough to hold up to 4 hours’ worth of programs at normal resolution, but expect that number to drop dramatically if you’re up for full HD resolution recordings. While content without any copy protection can be viewed on any Grundig TV with the USB recording function, encrypted channels work otherwise as they can only be viewed on the TV where the recording took place. The Grundig USB recording capability can be found on the Vision 7 (37” and 42”), Vision 9 (26” and 32”) series, the Hamburg (26” and 32”) and Toronto (37” and 42”) cityline models and the high end FineArts LED (40”) models.
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