• 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

    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 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

    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 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

  • Is TiVo Working On A 4 Tuner HD DVR?

    TiVo is a fun company to watch mainly because they move at such a slow pace. Updates come on a seemingly yearly basis and new hardware launches with Hally’s Comet. It’s been just over a year since the TiVo Premiere launched and the highly-touted HD interface is still laggy and often reverts to the old SD scheme. So imagine my reaction when Dave Zatz posted an excerpt from a recent… Read More

  • The Five Best Cord Cutting Devices (Plus One Bonus!)

    I hit a nerve. I seriously believe cord cutting is all about alternative services and not the hardware. Clearly others think different. My last post concerning the movement focused on three main areas with hardware only one small portion of the overall post. Why? All roads lead to Netflix and DLNA servers anyway. Nearly every box can run Netflix along with at least a dozen of other… Read More

  • Troller's Gonna Troll: Motorola Sues TiVo Over Patent Infringement

    Motorola is suing TiVo over their infringing DVR technology, a move that is an attempt to head TiVo off at the pass after it sued Verizon over the same patents. The patents, which detail DVR technology, came from Imedia, a company that Motorola bought in the 1990s. “TiVo is attempting to assert its patents against technology disclosed and claimed in Motorola Mobility’s patents… Read More

  • TiVo Says It Can Do A Better Job Analyzing The Effectiveness Of TV Commercials

    TiVo this morning launched a free website for anyone interested in commercial ratings (particularly marketers, I guess). The ‘Ad Scorecard’ is designed to let people analyze how effective a brand’s TV commercials are at retaining viewers and how well they are performing relative to competing brands. And by launching, I mean the company pretty much bashed every other audience… Read More