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Yahoo Unveils DVR Software

5/08/2006 02:00:00 AM Eastern

Yahoo has made available a beta version of its Yahoo Go for TV software that can turn any TV-tuner-card-equipped PC into a DVR.

The free software comes with a daily updated onscreen programming guide. Its basic requirements include a PC with at least 20GB of free space, 512MB of memory and a minimum 1GHz processor. The PC connects to a television via its audio/video ports, which means the PC and TV should be co-located. The programming stored on the PC can then be accessed by other computers through a home network.

The new software does not interfere with consumers who already use TiVo as long as each device has access to the TV signal.