The World’s Largest DVR Records 50 Channels at Once

SnapStream has a new DVR that can record up to 50 different channels and storing all that TV onto more than 100 TBs worth of hard drive space. SnapStream is also writing the software that controls it.


SnapStream has a new DVR that can record up to 50 different channels and storing all that TV onto more than 100 TBs worth of hard drive space. SnapStream is also writing the software that controls it. We don’t think that there are more than 3 channels that play something worth watching simultaneously, but in any case the capability of recording that much television is still pretty cool.

The DVR is described as closet-sized and connects to the television with a single coax cable. Hardware includes eight Xenon processors and 68 2-TB hard drives. The device boasts 13 years worth of recording storage (24×7 Recording* 115,200 hours = ~13 Years.) It also has tools for searching through that massive amount of content to find what you’re looking for.

The SnapStream DVR isn’t a consumer product, it’s being aimed at professional television productions. However, it’s not too expensive, the price tag  starts at $2,000. SnapStream is currently looking for a name for their creation and will award a 16GB Apple iPad to the supplier of the winning name. More on that contest here. [Snap Stream via Ubergizmo; images via Flickr]

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