Comcast's new X2 set-top box saves TV shows online


WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about filling up your DVR? The nation's largest cable TV provider, Comcast Corp., is unveiling a new, compact set-top box that does away with the hard drive and saves your TV shows online.

The box, called the X2, was revealed at the annual gathering of cable TV companies called The Cable Show on Tuesday. Smaller than traditional set-top boxes, the X2 is one of many offerings from cable TV companies seeking to improve the living room experience. Time Warner Cable Inc. is showing off an updated channel guide with personalized recommendations that it plans to roll out this year.

Comcast will save money in the long run from the X2 by eliminating the hard drive from digital video recorders.