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  • How do you like that, DVRs didn't kill the television business after all

    How do you like that, DVRs didn't kill the television business after all

    Here’s a story I first heard on Figure 4 Daily last night while farming for mageweave (no, I’m not lying): not only have DVRs not ruined the TV businesses, as we had been led to believe for so many years, but it turns out that the delayed viewings, and more accurate ratings, have given the networks exactly what they’ve always wanted. That, of course, is the opportunity to… Read More

  • Hands-on: BlockBuster On Demand on TiVo

    Hands-on: BlockBuster On Demand on TiVo

    TiVo users have known that Blockbuster On Demand was coming to TiVo for a while, but the service just went live. So, does it have the goods to put up a fight against Netflix or Amazon On Demand that have been streaming content on TiVos for months already? Nope, not at all. Read More

  • TiVo's On Demand section down for Blockbuster On Demand update

    TiVo's On Demand section down for Blockbuster On Demand update

    Don’t look now, but your Series 2, 3, or HD TiVo is probably getting the Blockbuster On Demand update right now. Actually, go look now because while I couldn’t get a picture to show this accurately, the screen above looks slightly different than other TiVo screens. It’s tad higher resolution and there is just something different about it. Maybe a TiVo GUI refresh is just… Read More

  • Blockbuster On Demand coming to TiVo sometime today

    Blockbuster On Demand coming to TiVo sometime today

    TiVo users! Rejoice! Soon you’ll have access to Blockbuster On Demand content as if Amazon, Netflix, Walt Disney Studios, and Jaman services weren’t enough. I hear that sometime today, the service will go live on Series 2, 3, HD, and HD XL boxes but so far it isn’t up on either my HD or HD XL units. Not that it matters all that much. I’m not going to use it anyway. Read More

  • Jay Leno really is helping NBC at the 10 p.m. time slot

    Jay Leno really is helping NBC at the 10 p.m. time slot

    I’ve heard good things about The Jay Leno Show recently, which might be why he’s improving NBC’s TiVo stats. Previous seasons NBC saw nearly 70% of its viewers timeshift during the 10 p.m. time slot. Leno has managed to improve that to only 46%, with 20% of those people watching the show at 11 p.m. instead. That number is actually great considering CBS and ABC have been… Read More

  • Hands-on with the BlackBerry TiVo app

    Hands-on with the BlackBerry TiVo app


    TiVo finally got with the program and released its first BlackBerry app this morning. The good news is that it seems to work as advertised, but let’s just say that it’s a pretty basic app and is just made for scheduling recordings. You can’t remotely control your TiVo or stream any content from it, but this app is a good start. It’s easy to use and gets the job done. Read More

  • The Hurt Keeps Coming: Dish And EchoStar Ordered To Pay TiVo Another $200 Million

    The Hurt Keeps Coming: Dish And EchoStar Ordered To Pay TiVo Another $200 Million

    The battle between Dish and TiVo rages on. As reported by Bloomberg, a judge has ruled that Dish and EchoStar must pay TiVo around $200 million for continuing to provide DVR service to its customers after being told to stop because it was violating TiVo’s patents. Dish and EchoStar plan to appeal the ruling. The new ruling brings Dish and EchoStar’s total payments to TiVo to… Read More

  • TiVo files patent infringement against AT&T and Verizon for "Time Warping"

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=6827163268088648679&hl=en&fs=true Ah, patent trolling: the last refuge of a dying company. Don’t get me wrong. I love my TiVo. It’s like a friend and a lover. We still have the old DVD-burning Humax model – I didn’t even upgrade to the wonky cable-card HD model – and the fact that I, a fairly plugged in… Read More

  • Hands-on the Moxi HD DVR summer update: So close, but yet so far

    Hands-on the Moxi HD DVR summer update: So close, but yet so far

    Digeo just pushed the summer Moxi HD DVR update and I had to check it out. I had a few issues with the DVR after the last release that was supposed to be resolved. One, I hate the vertical channel guide bar thing and the summer update added a traditional grid guide. Two, the GUI was supposed to be faster now and require less button presses. Three, the player was finally suppose to be able… Read More

  • Best Buy and TiVo get in bed, HDTVs with built-in TiVos are conceived

    Best Buy and TiVo get in bed, HDTVs with built-in TiVos are conceived

    Best Buy and TiVo have worked out a nice deal. Best Buy is going to heavily push the DVR in all its stores nationwide and TiVo will produce a special Best Buy DVR and embed its DVR platform in a few HDTVs. This isn’t official just yet, but it seems like the agreement should help both companies. Read More

  • Vizio releasing Twitter-, Flickr-, Netflix-enabled TV

    Vizio releasing Twitter-, Flickr-, Netflix-enabled TV

    Widgets and gadgets are the latest trend to hit HDTVs. Vizio is upping the game by equipping its soon-to-be-released HDTVs with an impressive suite of Internet applications and video streaming sites. So much so, that this portfolio will place them on top of many people’s wish list as these TVs will be better equipped than a TiVo or even Windows Media Server. Read More

  • TiVo and Time Warner apparently discussing DVR deal

    TiVo and Time Warner apparently discussing DVR deal

    Looks like Time Warner cable subscribers may someday get the option of the TiVo interface on their DVR boxes. According to Bloomberg, “TiVo is in talks to provide service through Time Warner Cable Inc.” although nothing specific has really been revealed yet. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Refurb TiVo HD for $199

    CrunchDeals: Refurb TiVo HD for $199

    You can get your hands on a refurbished TiVo HD DVR for $199 with free shipping, directly from TiVo. The box can hold up to 180 hours of standard-definition footage or up to 20 hours of HD content. Read More

  • Playboy says Roku is getting Hulu

    Playboy says Roku is getting Hulu

    The latest issue of Playboy is stating that Hulu support is coming to Roku. Not that Playboy isn’t a reliable technology source, but we’re still a tad skeptical. Hopefully the support is coming though, not for Roku’s sake, but because that would mean TiVo and Moxi shouldn’t be that far behind. Read More

  • EchoStar ordered to pay TiVo $103 million

    EchoStar ordered to pay TiVo $103 million

    Deja Vu? Yeah, EchoStar paid TiVo over a $100 million a couple of years ago for infringing on TiVo‘s DVR patents. But it seems that EchoStar didn’t follow the court’s orders to disabling all the Dish DVRs that infringed on TiVo’s patent. Now they have to pay. Read More

  • No TiVo DirecTV DVR until 2010, sorry

    No TiVo DirecTV DVR until 2010, sorry

    Bad news for DirecTV subs. If you have been waiting, and waiting to upgade your old TiVo Series 2-ish DirecTV DVR, you are going to have to wait a bit longer. It was reveled in the quarterly earnings call that the DVR isn’t going to be available this year, rather sometime in 2010. Read More

  • TiVo.com gets an impressive makeover

    TiVo.com gets an impressive makeover

    TiVo has featured online scheduling and DVR control for a while, but it wasn’t anything special as it could only preform simple tasks. Not anymore. The website just got a refresh in the style of the TiVo Beta Search and is now loaded with features. In fact, there isn’t much that the new site can’t do. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Refurb TiVo chassis for $14.99

    CrunchDeals: Refurb TiVo chassis for $14.99

    Got an itch for a DIY project? This one is could be fun. This TiVo case comes with everything you need except an IDE hard drive. Throw one that you probably have laying around the house, and bam!, you have a TiVo after a little help from the TiVo community. Now, this Philips model doesn’t do Cable Cards, high-def, and you still have to pay the monthly fee to use all the features. Oh, and… Read More

  • Are TiVo's ads really that annoying?

    Are TiVo's ads really that annoying?

    No one likes advertisements. But the fact is that they are a part of our society and will continue to annoy. TiVo was previously a walled garden from ads, but they have slowly crept in over the last couple of years. Now, there are ads scattered throughout the system. But are they really that bad? I asked my wife who uses our TiVo the majority of the time and she didn’t even know there… Read More

  • Review: Moxi HD DVR

    Review: Moxi HD DVR


    Think of the Moxi HD as a hot, new Hollywood actress. She might have the look and desire to be the next big thing, but she just doesn’t have the goods to hang with the real starlets. That’s the Moxi HD DVR. It looks amazing, but the core functionality isn’t as good as other options and it fails to offer anything significant in comparison. Read More