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Comcast's new X2 platform saves TV shows online

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Worried about filling up your DVR? The nation's largest cable TV provider, Comcast, is rolling out a new TV platform that does away with the hard drive and saves your TV shows online.

Comcast unveiled the platform, called X2, on Tuesday at the annual gathering of cable TV companies, The Cable Show. The system takes its name from the X1 platform that it introduced last year, and will be available to customers later this year.

The update is akin to a new operating system for cellphones or computers and will also work on X1 set-top boxes through an optional update delivered over the Internet. Comcast also unveiled a small set-top box for secondary TVs in a home. It is a third the size of a normal set-top box.

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