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News | 11/13/2002 5:00 am EST

Vidéotron launches personal video recorder
Quebec cable operator Vidéotron ltée has become the first cableco in Canada to introduce a personal video recorder (PVR) for digital cable subscribers. The PVR-capable digital box is being sold for $509 before programming credits. Satellite TV rival Bell ExpressVu LP currently sells its PVR for $574.95 before any credits. Vidéotron’s PVR can store up to 50 hours of recorded programming, compared to ExpressVu’s 30 hours. Other cablecos are planning to launch PVRs in the coming months.

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