TiVo’s planning to have this feature by the end of the year, but it looks like Zenith has the first digital video recorder that’s compatible with high-definition television. The downside to recording HDTV with a DVR is that saving a show requires huge amounts of hard disk space – the HDR230’s 80GB drive can only hold about eight hours of programming at highest quality.
Personally this “limit” would not bother me as my current Series 1 30 Hour TiVO, really only records 9 hours at highest quality which seems to be the only way to want to watch it back anyway. It has never been an issue for us though I guess we don’t really do any long term archiving. It would be great to burn to DVD if that can ever truly be allowed.