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Seagate drives use new video streaming standard

Seagate has announced new drives and a new ATA format specifically for video streaming in PVRs. The new standard is optimized for the storage and type of data access required of video streams and should result in smoother playback.

Eight manufacturers stepped up to the plate to support it in their devices, and those include companies that have manufactured TiVo devices in the past, though no specific mention of TiVo is made. Echostar is also one of the companies looking to move to the new drives and ATA7 standard so maybe this could be another plus for the Dish network PVRs over DirecTV's offerings.

by Matt Haughey August 29, 2003 in News