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  • Microsoft And TiVo Drop Their Patent Lawsuits Against Each Other

    Microsoft And TiVo Drop Their Patent Lawsuits Against Each Other

    Microsoft is dropping its patent lawsuit against set-top box maker TiVo, in which Microsoft had complained of not only copyright infringement, but had also threatened a ban on importing TiVo’s hardware and software into the U.S. And TiVo has agreed to drop its suits against Microsoft, as well. Read More

  • Hulu And TiVo Announce Top Super Bowl Commercials, But Where’s The Tech?

    Hulu And TiVo Announce Top Super Bowl Commercials, But Where’s The Tech?

    The 2012 Super Bowl has come and gone, while you’re left to clean up the beer cans, wash off that face paint, and get back to planning your next pivot. The game itself provided more than enough excitement, with the New York Football Giants eking out a win over the star-crossed Tom Bradys and Bill Belichicks. This year’s Big Game also marked the first time that a Super Bowl was… Read More

  • TiVo Research Claims Only 38 Percent Of Users Watch Live TV

    TiVo Research Claims Only 38 Percent Of Users Watch Live TV

    TiVo this morning said that internal research shows only 38 percent of their users watch live television, with nearly two thirds watching on-demand video or ‘delayed’ TV. Among TiVo viewers who use broadband connected service such as Netflix, YouTube and Hulu Plus, live TV viewership has even dropped to 27 percent, the company asserts. Read More

  • The TiVo Premiere Elite: 4 Tuners, 2 TB, Available Today For $499

    The TiVo Premiere Elite: 4 Tuners, 2 TB, Available Today For $499

    The TiVo Premiere Elite is the TV watcher’s Bugatti Veyron. It’s their Lance Armstrong, their Empire Strikes Back. It’s the Budweiser of set-top box DVRs. The TiVo Premiere Elite is simply the best recording and playback device ever made and yes, I just called Budweiser the best beer of all time. The quad turner device quietly leaked over the summer, followed by an official… Read More

  • TiVo Releases The TiVo Premiere Elite, The Premiere Of The Elite DVR

    TiVo Releases The TiVo Premiere Elite, The Premiere Of The Elite DVR

    TiVo is quite proud of their DVRs – so proud, in fact, that they gave the new Tivo Premiere Elite an extra superlative, just to ensure you understand the current elite-ness of this TiVo. Other than the name, the new TiVo has Series 4 architecture (a better, faster UI) as well as space for 300 hours of programming. You can record four shows at once (if you have the right number of… Read More

  • Best Buy Releases Insignia TV With Built-In TiVo

    Best Buy Releases Insignia TV With Built-In TiVo

    Insignia, Best Buy’s in-house tech brand, has just released a TV with a TiVo UI built-in. Why? I suppose people didn’t want to have a separate TiVo on their CE shelves. Two great tastes that taste great together, right? Read More

  • Hulu Plus Is Now Streaming On TiVo Premiere

    Hulu Plus Is Now Streaming On TiVo Premiere

    It’s about damn time. TiVo Premiere already has an impressive list of proper streaming apps: Netflix, Blockbuster, Amazon and several other smaller services. Now Hulu Plus is on the list, which will serve up all the 16 and Pregnant you can stand for $7.99 a month after TiVo’s 6-month complementary trial ends. Read More

  • TiVo To Release Revamped Pricing, Lower Up Front Hardware But More Expensive Subscription

    TiVo To Release Revamped Pricing, Lower Up Front Hardware But More Expensive Subscription

    TiVo is about to unveil a new pricing scheme that will lower the upfront cost of the hardware by raising the monthly fee. Actually, what they’re doing, is going to a single pricing model rather than running two separate. The lower hardware, higher monthly fee scheme was unveiled a while ago and still lives on with the old-as-TiVo high up front cost, low monthly fee pricing. Read More

  • Comcast Xfinity On Demand Coming To TiVo Premiere DVRs

    Comcast Xfinity On Demand Coming To TiVo Premiere DVRs

    The end times must be upon us because I never thought I would see Comcast allowing 3rd party set-top boxes to access On Demand. But that’s exactly what’s happening. TiVo and Comcast just announced Xfinity On Demand will soon be available on TiVo Premiere DVRs. The San Francisco Bay Area expected to be the first market with access, but others will follow as the service rolls… Read More

  • DISH And EchoStar Settle Patent Litigation With TiVo, Agree To Pay $500 Million

    DISH And EchoStar Settle Patent Litigation With TiVo, Agree To Pay $500 Million

    DISH Network and EchoStar this morning announced that they’ve agreed to pay TiVo $500 million to settle all of their ongoing patent litigation with the digital video recorder company. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, DISH and EchoStar will initially cough up $300 million, with the remaining $200 million distributed in six equal annual payments between 2012 and 2017. Read More