While the July government filing referred to a pair of units, at this point we only see reference to a single fee-free $250 dual-tuning model – alternately referred to as the CM-7500 and DVR+… that may require external storage for DVR capabilities given the 500GB ($70), 1TB ($95) & 3TB ($125) Seagate hard drive accessories (in addition to a $40 wireless option). Sadly, the product page (which has been pulled), didn’t include glamour shots or detail on which over-the-top Internet services might be included.
We remain convinced that there is, or will be, a healthy market for cord cutters interested in advanced television capabilities. And TiVo’s service fees have been a deterrent. Will Channel Master’s Echostar hardware be the one that gets it done?