Freeview branded digital TV recorders in the shops in time for Christmas.
Six manufacturers Alba, Humax, Sagem, Sharp, Sony and Tvonics will produce the Freeview Playback recorders and the first offerings should be available in Sony Centres across the country in time for Christmas.
Freeview expects a wide range of its digital TV recorders will be available from major high street retailers by July 2007.
Digital TV recorder
Freeview general manager Cary Wakefield said: ‘Our aim is for Freeview Playback digital TV recorders to be widely available throughout the market by the end of 2007.
‘The involvement of these key manufacturers confirms our commitment to clearly define the digital TV recorder category and is a major step towards establishing an industry standard by providing a quality assurance for consumers.’