INTRODUCING TIVO® PREMIERE, THE ONE BOX TO RULE THEM ALL
New Box Offers a Stunning New HD Experience That Blows Away Any Other Cable Set-Top Box
TiVo Opens Up the Box to Pandora Internet Radio, Maximizing the TiVo Music Experience
Alviso, Calif. March 3 -TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in advanced television services, including digital video recorders (DVRs), announced today the launch of TiVo® Premiere and TiVo® Premiere XL boxes. TiVo Premiere elegantly combines access to cable programming, movies, web videos, and music all in one box at a truly affordable price. TiVo Premiere is now the only way to unlock the real value of the HD television set, a box that is more powerful, compact, and energy efficient than previous generations. If the DVR changed your life, TiVo Premiere will change it again.
"It has never been this easy to get all your entertainment in one place, on the big screen, in HD, right at your fingertips. And the beauty of TiVo Premiere is that finding what to watch is just as fun as the watching the TV shows themselves. We accomplished it by using pictures and graphics to make the whole television guide experience come alive in a way that it never has before,
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INTRODUCING TIVO® PREMIERE, THE ONE BOX TO RULE THEM ALL
Categories: Cable (Comcast, Cox, etc)
From Matt Whitlock's Mind Over Matt'er at TechLore.com
I noticed this morning that my Comcast DCT-3416 Dual Tuner HD-DVR wasn't displaying its clock, something I rely on when playing with my daughter in the living room before starting work. Upon further investigation I discovered that none of the advanced functions of the DVR were available - no guide, no DVR menu, not even the menu. I got a picture and could change channels, but that was about it.
I ultimately thought the internal hard drive failed (even though I could hear it spinning), which would explain some of the behavior I was seeing. I unplugged it a few times, let it reboot, and nothing. "Time to call Comcast," I thought... though that's certainly not something I ever look forward to.
About 20 minutes later I was getting ready to pick up the phone, and then noticed the clock had returned. To my surprise, all of the features had re-appeared. The DVR, the Guide, and everything else, but with new features and enhancements.
Already present on older Series 2 TiVo hardware, Series 3 and HD TiVo owners now get to join in the fun of pause menu ads. Dave Zatz of Zatz Not Funny reports that the newest update to these units introduces the pause menu ads. This way, you can watch more ads while you skip others!
Fortunately, TiVoCommunity member bfdtv reports that there is a way to hide the progress bar and avoid the additional ads. Sweet... click through to learn more!
Great news for iPhone owners with DirecTV - the long-rumored and awaited iPhone client has surfaced, according to the folks over at Engadget HD.
There's no estimated release date for the client, but users over at DBS Talk got a chance to mess around with it, and even put together some instructions on how to use it. Sounds like you'll be able to use it to control your DVR, schedule shows, and more. If you're anything like us, you're eagerly awaiting this awesome program!
ALVISO, Calif. and ACTON, Mass., --- March 2, 2009 — TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVRs), and SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC), the leading provider of video-on-demand (VOD) and IPTV software, systems and services, today announced that they have joined forces to integrate cable VOD services into the TiVo HD DVR experience.
“By teaming with SeaChange we are enabling cable operators without OCAP/tru2way deployment plans to increase the breadth and depth of their offering by quickly deploying TiVo set-top boxes that seamlessly integrate VOD in a single, intuitive TiVo interface,” said Tom Rogers, TiVo’s president and chief executive officer. “This solution also enables participating MSOs to take their on-demand offering to a whole new level by highlighting VOD titles within TiVo universal search results. And the beauty of this is that it can be achieved faster and at a lower cost than most solutions that have been available to cable operators to date.
Dave Zatz of "Zatz Not Funny" tells us that the new version of TiVo Desktop is now out, and contains a number of improvements. Here's some of what's in store for TiVo Desktop users:
- Specify the number of transferred shows that are kept on your computer
- Browse previously transferred shows in folders on the TiVo
- Upgraded codec package for Plus users
In these tough economic times, there's not much you can still buy for a dollar. Even the dollar menu at many restaurants is actually the dollar-twenty-nine menu. No more 2 for 2 Big Macs either.
But in the tech world, apparently, you still can get something meaningful and tasty for a buck... how about a TiVo Remote application for your iPhone?
It isn't made by TiVo, so don't expect official support - and it's not overly pretty either... but reportedly, it gets the job done. This third party app even has a search function built in. You can control your TiVo Series 3, HD, or HD XL with this. Pretty cool!
Categories: TiVo HD & Series 3
Even though you might be an avid DVR user, haven't you ever sat down in front of the TV and said to yourself... "Wow, I have dozens and dozens, maybe over a hundred channels and I can't find anything I want to watch right now."
At least for me, TV watching is a mood thing, and my mood changes often. This is where TiVo Search comes in to save my day.
The exciting new feature displays in HD and can seek out content you didn't even knwo you could get, from lots of providers such as YouTube and Amazon Video on Demand. You can search a lot of different ways; either by phrases, keywords, or even album art.
Back in October, TiVo and Netflix announced an exciting partnership. Today, that partnership bears fruit, in the form of Netflix goodness on your TiVo box.
Specifically, subscribers of both Netflix and TiVo services, who are using a TiVo® Series3, TiVo HD, or TiVo HD XL box, will be able to stream thousands of TV shows and movies.
You can add movies or shows through the Netflix online interface or right through the TiVo, and you get complete control to rewind, fast forward, and pausing as well. As if we weren't lazy enough, and didn't go through too much Dominos as it is - it's now guaranteed that we'll be permanent couch potatoes!
Yes, the moment you've been waiting for is finally here. You won't even have to winch yourself from the comfort of your own couch or barely burn a calorie to order a steaming hot Domino's pizza pie - as long as you're a broadband connected TiVo subscriber!
Today, TiVo and Domino's have teamed up to give you the Domino's application for your TiVo. Starving TV addicts will be able to build their own custom pizza order using the TiVo remote, and the service will sync up with your Dominos.com account to make satisfying cravings even easier. Those who order will pay COD for their beloved piping hot treats.
What are you waiting for, TiVo people? It's way past lunchtime - order up some Domino's on your TiVo!