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TiVo Network PVR brings DVR to the cloud: goodbye high-end hardware

TiVo Network PVR brings DVR to the cloud: goodbye high-end hardware

This week the folks at TiVo Inc. introduced a transition point for the digital video recording universe, that being the movement of TiVo Roamio DVR technologies to a cloud-based system. With this new TiVo Network PVR, users will be able to extend the digital video recording experience they've known - or perhaps have not yet experienced at all - to low-cost IP clients and consumer provided devices. This includes tablets, smartphones, and more - and it means TiVo Network PVR may be deliverable without high-cost TV boxes of the past.

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TiVo fighting DirecTV for Hulu analysts claim

TiVo fighting DirecTV for Hulu analysts claim

TiVo is tipped to be among the potential suitors for Hulu, with the DVR company said to be a rival to DirecTV who, in reports late last week, was described as in "very advanced stages" to acquire the on-demand service. The suggestion, from market intelligence firm StreetAccount, described TiVo's recent share price bump as on "follow-through from speculation on a Hulu acquisition", Zatz Not Funny reports.

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TiVo Mini shares the Premiere love whole-home for $100

TiVo Mini shares the Premiere love whole-home for $100

TiVo has finally launched the TiVo Mini, its compact streaming box that funnels shows from your 4-tuner Premiere to other TVs in the home. Running over either wired ethernet or MoCA networks - with no WiFi option, at least at this stage - the TiVo Mini comes in at $99.99 (with a service fee sting) and basically takes over one of the Premiere's tuners, prioritizing it for another room.

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Why Does My DVR Suck?

Why Does My DVR Suck?

I remember a time – not long ago in the grand scheme of things – when I had to record my favorite television shows with a VCR. I’d pop in a new tape, set what time I wanted the recording to begin, and barring a power outage, it’d record my show without any trouble. It wasn’t exactly a perfect solution for show recording, but it worked. And at that time, I was happy.

Soon, DVRs entered the marketplace and everything changed. My cable company provided me with a DVR, allowing me to record a show at a given time. Best of all, it was recorded on a hard drive, so I didn’t need to worry about using my tapes. The transition was incredible, and it was something that I thought could never get better.

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Arris agreed to Motorola deal after Google promised TiVo protection

Arris agreed to Motorola deal after Google promised TiVo protection

The Google/Arris Motorola Home swap was a big gain on both sides, with Google scoring a large stake in the company and Arris landing a significant quantity of patents and licenses. Many had questions regarding the TiVo lawsuit issue, however, wondering what went on behind closed doors that would prompt Arris to take on the burden of potentially astronomical fees in damages for infringement. As it turns out, Arris won't be dealing with most of the financial burden from the TiVo debacle, with Google capping the company's liability.

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Spotify hits TiVo Premiere

Spotify hits TiVo Premiere

Spotify's streaming music player has arrived on TiVo Premiere boxes, giving users of the DVR in the US an easy way to access ad-free audio, as long as they have a Premium account. The service joins Pandora, Rhapsody, and other streaming options TiVo offers subscribers, with full search and navigation control through the regular TiVo remote.

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BBC Connected Red Button blurs line between TV and web content

BBC Connected Red Button blurs line between TV and web content

UK broadcaster the BBC has launched Connected Red Button, further blending web TV with live broadcasting, and kicking things off with an appearance on Virgin Media TiVo boxes. The new service redresses existing BBC internet TV features like iPlayer, BBC News, Sport, Weather, and other content including local, into a new interface suited for big-screen browsing, and in a curated fashion which the BBC claims will cut down on choice-overload.

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