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  1. TiVo Mega: The Granddaddy of Them All

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    Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) were first introduced during 1999 at the Consumer Electronics Show, a time in which VHS tapes and printed television guides ruled the home video recording world. Now, over a decade later, we find ourselves in an era of set-top DVR boxes, navigable screen menus...
  2. hdmi connection for Tivo

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi folks, Not sure if I should start a new thread or continue with old. So maybe I'll do both. Just purchased a Yamaha 675 AVR and am trying to hook up my Tivo HD to it with hdmi. No picture and no sound. Then tried Tivo hdmi to hdmi on TV. Same result. When I connected Tivo to TV with...
  3. Tivo and Netflix

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    We are considering getting a Tivo along with an OTA antenna. Is the Netflix app on the Tivo any good? How does it compare to the Apple TV Netflix app?
  4. DVR and/ TIVO box, or hardrive storage for playback on a television

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I am trying to figure out how to store and play content from Over-th-air transmission and downloads from either dvd´s or internet or from streaming. I am thinking something like a dvr or tivo, but i have little experience with storage and playback. Does anyone have any experience with this...
  5. TiVo Premiere 4 confirmed early, promises a 4-tuner DVR for the masses

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    Source: Engadget
  6. Tivo - Blu Ray - Squeezebox alternatives

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    OK I am throwing this out there since I think this may be my only option - In my main room I have the following items/purpose: Tivo - Record OTA shows - no cable, netflix streaming Oppo BDP80 - Play Blu Ray discs, can also stream stuff from the network Squeezebox - Play flac music files Are...
  7. TiVo brings Pandora to Series3, HD boxes

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    About a month after debuting on TiVo Premiere, the DVR company announced Pandora's music streaming service is available on its older Series3 and HD units. The interface should be familiar to anyone who's used the app on any other devices with its custom stations and thumbs up/down rating system...
  8. TiVo Premiere Pandora app now available

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    TiVo mentioned it would have Pandora streaming when the TiVo Premiere was originally launched, and today it's issued a press release say it's finally available. Official announcement or not, actually accessing it on one of the boxes has been hit or miss this AM, as ZatzNotFunny mentions...
  9. RCN brings TiVo to Chicago, credits positive customer response for accelerated rollout

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    Completing a process that began in April, RCN now offers the TiVo Premiere in all of its markets. Following up D.C., New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Lehigh Valley, PA, Chicago's launch includes some demo time at the RCN Booth during Northalsted Market Days this weekend. Of course...
  10. RCN offers TiVo Premiere in Boston; Philadelphia, Chicago are next

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    For your daily TiVo update, those RCN distributed Premiere units have found their way up to Boston after first being unleashed in Washington D.C. and New York City. The blog post mentions Chicago, Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania will be next, and a bit of URL finagling on...
  11. Suddenlink to lean on TiVo for DVRs, non-DVR set tops and multiroom

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    There's no news on the DirecTiVo, Cox or Comcast TiVo fronts, but it appears Suddenlink is following RCN as the latest domestic provider to offer the company's DVRs to its customers, complete with access to its video on-demand offerings. TiVo Premiere DVRs (with the Flash-based new UI...
  12. Comcast adds TiVo Series 3, Premiere boxes to the 3D compatible list

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    Last week ESPN 3D launched, and Comcast's information indicated many users with older cable boxes wouldn't be able to get on the action without an upgrade. The good news for TiVo owners is that information has since been updated and now TiVo Series 3 / HD and TiVo Premiere units are on the...
  13. TiVo Desktop Software hits version 2.8.1, adds folder view from PC, export for iPad, Pre & more

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    The latest version (2.8.1) of the TiVo Desktop software is official, and it's added a few new features in both its free edition and the upgraded Plus package. The basic software has added a few additional settings, but the most notable is the ability to view folders on a PC from the DVR itself...
  14. USPTO rules against TiVo's "Time Warp" patent, but the fight vs. DISH rages on

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    The never ending TiVo / DISH Network patent saga continues, with the latest twist presented as U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled TiVo's "Time Warp" patent is invalid. Both sides have issued press release in response, with TiVo pointing out this is "just one of several steps" in the...
  15. Best Buy to include TiVo's software -- but no DVR -- in Insignia HDTVs

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    Looks like TiVo wasn't kidding about expanding beyond DVRs, now that its Best Buy partnership will result in integrating non-DVR TiVo software in Insignia-branded HDTVs. That will bring online content (presumably Netflix, Amazon, Best Buy's store and the others that currently find a home in the...
  16. TiVo, Technicolor cut a deal to push DVRs internationally

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    Don't expect TiVo's international ambitions to stop with Virgin Media, as it's announced a deal with Technicolor (formerly Thomson) to develop "an advanced, TiVo-ready, high definition PVR set-top box" (sounds like Premiere to us, but one can never be sure.) Technicolor is putting TiVo's...
  17. RCN starts offering TiVo Premieres in NYC

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    RCN's Netflix, Amazon VOD and HD UI-lacking TiVo Premiere boxes are now available to Empire State customers, the first region outside of Washington D.C. to get access. It looks like the bundle packages vary from D.C.'s slightly based on internet speed, but adding a Premiere on is still a $19.95...
  18. TiVo Premiere patched to version 14.4 for better performance

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    Say hello to another firmware update for the TiVo Premiere, now up to version 14.4. TiVo reps tell ZatzNotFunny that it's still only running on one processor core, but reports indicate speed has been noticeably improved on the new HD menu system. Considering that's likely one of the main reasons...
  19. TiVo's $200m settlement against Dish is headed back to the appeals court, future

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    Remember that $200 million contempt of court judgment TiVo won in September, and had affirmed in March against Dish & Echostar? We wouldn't blame you if you didn't, as the various steps in this never ending legal saga have become increasingly difficult to separate, but as we predicted, it's been...
  20. RCN ready to ship TiVo Premiere DVRs in D.C.

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    Washington D.C. residents who want TiVo and their cable company's video on-demand are in luck -- our friends at ZatzNotFunny gave us the heads up they're the first to get access to RCN's Premiere box. Of course, you don't get the slick new HD interface (yet) but all in all that could be a good...
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