Wow. Dreams can come true. The DirecTV Titanium Package ($7,500/year) gives you everything DirecTV offers — every channel, every movie, every Pay Per View, every sporting event, every adult program, and every HDTV channel. Plus, you get up to 10 HD DVR receivers and a 24/7 concierge service. DirecTV says membership is reserved for a select few. Yeah, like 50 cent and Bill Gates.
If you're concerned about the size of your, er, screen, or you're just a hardcore gamer gearing up for the release of the PS3, the Sony Grand Vega KDS-R70XBR2 ($7800) is the TV for you. Part of a new lineup of rear projection SXRD TVs, the R70XBR2 features a gargantuan 70-inch screen, three HDMI inputs, detachable speakers, and most importantly, native 1080p capability. If you only need a 60-incher, check out it's little brother — the KDS-R60XBR2 ($5300). Unfortunately these beasts won't be available until Fall, so if you just can't wait, check out the KDS-60A2000 ($4,500), KDS-55A2000 ($4,000), and KDS-50A2000 ($3,500). These non-XBR additions feature one less HDMI port, a different cabinet design, and will be available in the Summer. [via]
TiVo today finally announced its first standalone dual-tuner DVR model. It may not be the long-fabled Series3 HD TiVo, but it's still something we most definitely want. The new TiVo Series2 DT DVR ($100; May 1) allows you to record two shows at once (cable households only) and sports built-in Ethernet and USB ports for easily connecting the box to your home network. The Series2 DT DVR will initially be available in an 80-hour model that will feature all of the current perks of being a member of the TiVo cult, including TiVoToGo transfers, online scheduling, and integrated broadband services from Yahoo!, Fandango, Live365, and more. [via]
If you've been looking for a flat-panel monitor that doubles as a TV, you're in luck. Sony's MFM-HT205 ($600) is a 20-inch LCD display that offers simultaneous PC and TV viewing. The display has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 1680x1050 resolution, a built-in NTSC TV tuner, and lets you watch TV or DVDs in full widescreen mode or picture-in-picture while working with your PC applications. Just imagine — you could be enjoying some Inspector Gadget while slowly killing your brain in Excel.
We may have ditched our CDs in favor of digital tracks, but it doesn't look like we'll be doing the same with our DVD collection any time soon. As this editor's collection grows, the DVP-CX995V 400-Disc DVD/Super-Audio/CD Mega Changer ($300) is looking more and more like a viable option for the living room setup. In addition to never again having to load DVDs one at a time, the unit up-scales video to high definition (1080i/720p) resolution and transmits pristine audio through an HDMI interface. The changer also features Sony's Precision Cinema Progressive circuitry, Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 channel outputs and compatibility with DVD-RW/-R/+RW/+R1, MP32, JPEG3 , CD-RW/-R, VCD and SVCD discs.