EE Times: Hard drives tuned for foray into prime-time TV

“Consumer-electronics and disk-drive makers are teaming up to
push modified versions of the venerable hard-disk drive as a medium
for consumer video-recording systems, leapfrogging the VCR and
perhaps outshining the nascent recordable DVD.”

“Silicon Valley startups Tivo (Sunnyvale, Calif.) and Replay
Networks (Palo Alto, Calif.) are separately designing
home-entertainment platforms that would receive the companies’ own
planned TV services.”

“The Tivo receiver runs the Linux operating system on an IBM
403GCX PowerPC.”