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Tivo collects $215 million patent settlement from AT&T

Tivo collects $215 million patent settlement from AT&T

TiVo is on track to collect $215 million over the next seven years from AT&T, with an initial payment of $51 million, thanks to a two-year long settlement over a DVR lawsuit. TiVo had started suing AT&T in mid-2009, claiming that the telecom’s DVR was in violation of some of TiVo’s patents. Furthermore, according to a press release issued by TiVo, AT&T could possibly be forced to cough up even more if its number of DVR subscribers went above a particular threshold of users.

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DirecTV to bring back TiVo DVRs on December 8

DirecTV to bring back TiVo DVRs on December 8

The long delayed DirecTV TiVo DVR may finally be arriving as soon as this week. Following DirecTV and TiVo's reconciliation in 2008, talks began of TiVo returning to DirecTV's set-top box in 2009, but that has yet to materialize until now. According to a forum post by a member that appears to be an employee or otherwise associated with DirecTV, the new TiVo-toting DVR is set to arrive on December 8. It will initially be released only in select markets.

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TiVo Premiere Elite set-top box now available

TiVo Premiere Elite set-top box now available

This week the fine folks at TiVo have today announced availability of their new TiVo Premiere Elite set-top box. This box will be the company's first and only retail DVR with a full four tuners allowing users to record four channels at once, all while viewing a fifth recorded program. Never ever miss any TV show again, ever! You'll also have a gigantic 2-terabyte hard drive, this allowing you to record "up to 200 hours" of HD programming, two times the recording space that any other current comparable solution offers.

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Analysts flock to advise Apple: Tarry on iPad 3 and buy TiVo

Analysts flock to advise Apple: Tarry on iPad 3 and buy TiVo

A change of CEO has apparently invited a flurry of advice aimed at Apple, suggesting new chief Tim Cook should buy TiVo, create multiple iPhone sizes and be in "no rush" to launch the iPad 3. Although Steve Jobs' replacement hasn't actually asked for suggestions for Apple's strategy, that hasn't stopped J.P. Morgan analysts from pointing out that the Cupertino company can afford to take its time with the third-gen iPad, Benzinga reports, since rivals are still struggling to compete.

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TiVo Premiere Elite DVR surfaces with four tuners onboard

TiVo Premiere Elite DVR surfaces with four tuners onboard

If you have been waiting for the next version of the popular TiVo DVR to debut, it is here. The new DVR is called the Premiere Elite and it has some impressive specs. The DVR has 2TB of storage space inside and quad tuners. That is enough room for 300 hours of HD programming. That much storage space with four tuners opens lots of doors for TV fans.

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DirecTV to get TiVo DVRs as early as next month

DirecTV to get TiVo DVRs as early as next month

I have been on DirecTV for years now because my neighborhood has the worst cable company on Earth. I have had DVRs the entire time I have been on the service and I have always liked the DVRs with a few quibbles. DirecTV has been talking about launching TiVo DVRs for years, but that has never happened. The launch day is now close though so DirecTV fans that want TiVo will be able to get one possibly as soon as next month.

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Best Buy Insignia Connected TVs pack TiVo streaming & chumby widgets

Best Buy Insignia Connected TVs pack TiVo streaming & chumby widgets

Best Buy's Insignia brand of TVs blessed with the TiVo interface and streaming functionality have been revealed, offering access to YouTube, Netflix, Facebook and more, but without demanding a TiVo subscription. The new Insignia Connected TV range will kick off with two models initially - $499 for a 32-inch set, and $699 for a 42-inch version - each supporting 1080p Full HD and 120Hz refresh rates, and using LED backlighting.

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Best Buy Insignia TV with TiVo coming soon

Best Buy Insignia TV with TiVo coming soon

Back in March, I mentioned that a new TiVo HDTV wearing the Insignia Best Buy store brand logo was in testing. Since then we haven't heard much about the TV until now. ZatzNotFunny has landed some photos of the packaging of the TV and that box has given away some of the details on the set and it sounds interesting. The TV is expected to hit Best Buy stores any day now for people to purchase.

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TiVo Premiere Getting Multi-Room Streaming

TiVo Premiere Getting Multi-Room Streaming

TiVo is one of the most popular DVR options for consumers, and it's about to make its viewing experience even more convenient. The TiVo Premiere DVR set-top box connects directly to your cable service, replacing your cable box. And not only can it record TV shows to its HDD for viewing later, it also adds on-demand video and other web entertainment to your TV. But one feature it lacked was a more streamlined way of transferring recorded content to other TiVos in your house.

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