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TiVo Roamio DVR line launched with 4+ simultaneous recording and software updates

TiVo Roamio DVR line launched with 4+ simultaneous recording and software updates

TiVo has announced its latest line of DVRs, the TiVo Roamio, Roamio Plus, and Roamio Pro. All three devices bring to the table a slew of new features and functionality, among them being improvements to the software. This DVR expansion has been a long time coming, with its last major DVR series having been launched a couple of years ago.

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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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TiVo teams up with Flingo to expand content and social features

TiVo teams up with Flingo to expand content and social features

TiVo is about to get a whole lot better thanks to a partnership with Flingo, who just so happens to be "the world’s largest publisher of Smart TV apps." TiVo users will now have access to even more content, including shows from A&E, History, and Showtime. Plus, Flingo's social sharing features will also be making their way to TiVo users.

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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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Virgin TV Anywhere hits web and iPad/iPhone (but it’s not perfect)

Virgin TV Anywhere hits web and iPad/iPhone (but it’s not perfect)

UK broadband and home entertainment provider Virgin TV has launched a new streaming service for desktop browsers and smartphones, Virgin TV Anywhere, including remote control over their TiVo. The new service is a free extra for Virgin TV customers, and offers a selection of live streaming and on-demand content from Sky, BBC iPlayer, ITV, 4oD, Demand 5, Disney, Nickelodeon, and others. However, the service will only work over WiFi, not 3G connections, and mobile users will have to wait a while for on-demand shows.

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Nintendo Wii U will feature expandable memory

Nintendo Wii U will feature expandable memory

Today, as many of you already know, the Wii U finally received pricing information and a release date. Along with those rather important details, we were also treated to a list of specs for the console. Everything seems to be solid, but there's one thing leaving consumers scratching their heads: storage, or lack thereof.

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TiVo Stream transcoder arrives on September 6

TiVo Stream transcoder arrives on September 6

TiVo has finally given a release date for its incoming Steam transcoder, which was unveiled back in May. Pre-orders opened up for a select few yesterday, and the company says that the device will be arriving on September 6. When it launches, it will set you back $129.99, which doesn't seem to bad for what it does.

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I’d Rather Have The Apple Television Than A Set-Top Box

I’d Rather Have The Apple Television Than A Set-Top Box

If you’ve been following the latest rumors surrounding Apple, you know that the company could be working on a new set-top box. That device, which would ostensibly compete against the TiVo and other set-top boxes, could very well be the replacement for its initial television idea.

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