Simple.tv takes its cord cutting DVR to Kickstarter

The cord cutting DVR Simple.tv just went up for pre-sale on Kickstarter, where the company is joining a growing number of hardware startups peddling its wares before they’re even manufactured. Simple.tv Mark Ely told us that Kickstarter gives him invaluable market intelligence.

Boxee may launch a DVR subscription service

Boxee’s Live TV tuner has been lacking the capability to record any TV programming, but now the startup may be working on its very own subscription service to bring DVR functionality to the Boxee Box. A survey sent out this weekend even included possible pricing.