TiVo to feature YouTube videos later this year

logo The wait is finally almost over. Sometime later this year, TiVo Series3 and TiVo HD owners have access to the wonderful world of YouTube, allowing them “to search, browse and watch these videos directly on their television sets through their broadband connected TiVo DVRs.”

Dave Zatz finds it interesting that only Series3 and TiVo HD owners will be getting this feature, wondering if H.264 playback might also be on the way. Those of you who have ever watched a YouTube video on a high definition TV will likely agree that it” s not much to write home about. The possible inclusion of H.264 alongside the already-present MPEG-2 codec used by TiVo could, according to Zatz, make way for things like HD movies from Amazon’s Unbox service, HD video podcasts, and streaming HD content from your PC.

TiVo to Provide YouTube Videos Directly to the Television [TiVo.com] via Zatz Not Funny