Making good on a partnership announced in February, hardware provider Pace introduced its XG1 this week, a TiVo-powered set-top box that falls on the higher end of the market thanks to the inclusion of six video tuners — two more than the Premiere XL4 that TiVo sells directly. It looks like the XG1 will deliver a relatively legitimate TiVo experience with multi-room support and access to the company's suite of mobile apps when it rolls out later this year, but don't expect to buy it from TiVo's or Pace's websites: as with other Pace products, it'll be offered through participating cable providers. Of course, the upside is that subscribers will be able to get this as a part of their monthly plan rather than forking out $400 upfront for an XL4, though the XL4 features 2 terabytes of storage out of the box — Pace is only promising "at least 500GB" in the XG1, which we're guessing will be decided by the individual cable companies offering it.
Pace's XG1 cable box runs TiVo software and records six channels
TiVo and Pace have announced the XG1, a DVR capable of recording six channels at once.