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  • TiVo Series 3 Modded to 1TB

    TiVo Series 3 Modded to 1TB


    If the 250GB of storage on your Series 3 TiVo isn’t enough – those HD recordings really suck up space – a guy on the Tivocommunity forums has devised a way to grow your puny storage to something your parents would be proud of. A word of warning before taking this mod to town. You should be experienced in opening up your Tivo, or if not that, your own PC. You should also… Read More

  • Sling Media Drops Three Slingboxes For The Holidays

    Sling Media’s Slingbox is one of those products that you might not grasp the necessity of until you use it–like a tablet PC, TiVo or condoms. For the uninitiated, the short of it is the Slingbox lets you watch and control your home TV on a laptop, desktop or select mobile devices. The first version had some very minor drawbacks but all-in-all it was a great product. Tomorrow… Read More

  • Will Tivo box the Amazon Unbox?

    Amazon is reportedly in talks with Tivo to enable movies downloaded from the Amazon Unbox service to be sent to TV sets via the Tivo. Strangely, stock prices for both companies took a quick leap this morning before quickly losing gains again within an hour. Perhaps after the initial enthusiasm the reality set in that Unbox is widely seen as a technical disaster. Amazon Unbox does provide a… Read More

  • TiVo: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

    TiVo: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

    Well, it had to happen – the company that has ensconced the idea of a DVR in the hearts of millions has lost its good will. I’ll say it loud and I’ll say it proud – TiVo is the best thing that ever happened to my TV-watching experience. As a parent of an eight-month-old, my evenings are spent curled up on the couch waiting for our little angel to turn eighteen. TiVo… Read More

  • Transfer Your TiVo Lifetime Subscription To Series 3 Units for $199

    TiVo’s offering an upgrade deal for the TiVo Series 3 units. If you have an older Series 1 or 2 that already has a lifetime subscription, you can transfer it to your Series 3 for a price of $199. That may be a lot since you already paid $800 for a Series 3, but it’s better than not having a lifetime subscription at all, since TiVo cancelled that a few months back. So that means… Read More

  • TiVo Series 3 Price Finalized: $800

    TiVo Series 3 Price Finalized: $800


    Popular Mechanics says the TiVo Series 3 DVR is going to be $800. Yep, they sound pretty sure of themselves. So far the price has just been an all-but-confirmed rumor, but if Pop Mech says $800, who are we to argue? They don’t say anything about the launch date, but we’re still thinking somewhere around an October/November timeframe. As you pony up one month’s rent… Read More

  • TiVo Series 3 Unboxed!

    TiVo Series 3 Unboxed!

    JJ at PVR Wire has gotten his grimey hands on a brand new TiVo Series 3 HD DVR. And just to rub it in, he’s posted a slew of pictures of the unboxing. No new information here, but if you have a thing for packaging, or you just want to drool a bit, it’s worth a looksie. TiVo Series 3 Unboxed [PVR Wire] Read More

  • TiVo Series 3 Cometh

    TiVo Series 3 Cometh

    The word is that the TiVo Series 3 HD-capable DVR is going to hit the streets on September 17th. Apparently the device is now showing up in the systems of many retailers. It is reported that the Series 3 DVRs will retail for $799. The Series 3 has HDMI functionality and can run dual CableCards. It also sports an eSATA interface, which allows users to add an external SATA drive for extra storage. Read More

  • TiVo to Rock Out With Its Cox Out

    TiVo to Rock Out With Its Cox Out

    Cox Cable subscribers can unclench their PVR muscles because TiVo is coming to their cable boxes in the form of a PVR software update that is completely seamless and will not require a hardware install or any trucks to roll. Very sneaky. This is a subscription service, but it looks like it’s not going to break the bank and its completely voluntary. It should be available in the first half… Read More

  • TiVo Series 3 in the Wild

    TiVo Series 3 in the Wild

    I’ve been waiting for this moment most of my adult life. Since I excoriated the Series 2 DT, TiVo probably will never hold and kiss me again, but I’m so happy to see these spy shots of the Series 3 and maybe, just maybe, they’ll learn to love me again. Oh TiVo, you came and you stopped me from shaking… Anyway, here are some spy shots of the Series 3 with dual CableCARDs… Read More

  • TiVo Slaps EchoStar, Its Customers

    TiVo Slaps EchoStar, Its Customers

    In a recent ruling, a Texas judge found that EchoStar (Dish Network) had purposefully infringed many TiVo DVR copyrights. EchoStar now must pay TiVo nearly $90 million in damages. In addition to the cash settlement, several million Dish Network DVRS will be rendered effectively useless. Now I can empathize with a company wanting to maintain its intellectual properties and all that noise, but… Read More

  • Download Your TV – The Current Options

    Download Your TV – The Current Options

    Downloadable television, first made popular by Tivo and its competitors, is compelling stuff. As consumers become accustomed to watching a show whenever they choose, pausing at will and fast tracking through commercials, tuning in to a station at a scheduled broadcast time seems quaint at best. Today, 7% of U.S. households have a digital video recorder, or DVR and most cable companies offer a… Read More