PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - June 7, 2010) -  Channel Master, one of the nation's leading consumer electronics manufacturers, announced today the availability of the CM-7000PAL DVR at authorized Channel Master retailers nationwide.

The CM-7000PAL DVR, the first DVR offered by Channel Master, is the only digital-to-analog converter box sold in the U.S. that works with over-the-air TV antennas to offer high definition digital video recording functionality with no monthly fees or subscriptions. It also eliminates messy video tapes and complex connections between converter boxes and VCRs.

The CM-7000PAL DVR gives consumers the flexibility to watch their favorite over-the-air programming whenever they want via its advanced recording features. It allows viewing and recording of HD and standard definition digital programming, giving access to the highest resolution available from local TV stations. Viewers can pause, fast forward and rewind programs or use the slow motion feature to watch clips frame by frame.

"There are over 10 million households in the U.S. that rely solely on over-the-air broadcast and a large number of them have been using Channel Master products to receive their television programming for more than 50 years," said Steve Youtsey, president and CEO of Channel Master. "As a leader in offering over-the-air antennas, we're excited to deliver to our retailers a complementary product like the CM-7000PAL DVR that easily connects to TV antennas to bring millions of consumers their local stations in high definition. And the simple-to-use CM-7000PAL DVR makes an excellent accessory to millions of HD-ready TVs without digital tuners. In addition to developing products that complement cable and satellite, we are also targeting consumers who have cut the cord and rely on alternative means for their television content."

Other features of the CM-7000PAL DVR include the ability to pause live TV, dual tuners for recording two shows at once, an easy-to-follow setup wizard, an on-screen program guide with up to seven days of listings, parental controls, program search, closed-caption support, a remote control, and on-screen signal strength meter.

Channel Master will provide customer support for the CM-7000PAL DVR and make the product available through its sales channels, including Fry's Electronics, and other major retailers. The CM-7000PAL DVR is available for $399 MSRP.

About Channel Master
For over 60 years Channel Master has been a global leader in the design and manufacturing of television reception products. Channel Master offers an extensive range of products designed to enhance the television viewing experience. A privately held company since 1949, Channel Master is headquartered in Arizona's Phoenix metro area and is one of the most recognized and trusted names for terrestrial antennas, video related accessories and consumer electronics. In recent years the Channel Master product offering has advanced from terrestrial antennas to a more sophisticated line of products such as digital set-top boxes and consumer electronics devices. Visit

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