Samsung has announced a new 100 hour DirecTiVo reciever with dual tuners. About the only innovation is the shipping hard drive size, being the largest offered directly from a manufacturer, and much larger than the standard DireTiVo 35 hour size on competing units.
The announcement features speculation about future HDTV capable versions and they even hint at throwing a home networking ethernet router/firewall into it, and of course a Samsung spokesperson dodges the obvious question of why it doesn't come with a DVD recorder by saying:
With a 100 hour capacity disk do you really need an external recording device...There is enough room on the hard drive to store some programs.
Sure, some programs could fit on a 100 hour device, but they won't last forever and you can't archive them outside of the box, so of course people really do need an external recording device. [announcement link via Gizmodo]