SnapStream’s massive DVRs—used by Colbert and the like—are getting smaller

Houston-based SnapStream has the ultimate toys for serious TV junkies: monstrous 30TB DVRs that can record 30 channels at the same time, with a Web-based interface that combines the best damn TV-guide grid we’ve ever laid eyes on with fast searching, clipping, and collaboration tools. The problem is that the entry-level price tag of $10,000 means they’re not really consumer-based products—they’re intended for use in media production, where shows like The Colbert Report and The Soup need to collect thousands of hours of TV every week and clip out the bits they need to highlight in their broadcasts. – Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica