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Another legal round for DISH and TIVO

Another legal round for DISH and TIVO

DISH Network has scored a victory in it's legal struggle against TIVO.  A judge has ruled that since the field is densely populated with DVRs competiting with TIVO, that DISH has a legal right to re-examine original decisions that now seem mute.  But does that really mean it's all over but the shouting?

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No Hulu Plus or Netflix for Cable TiVo DVRs

No Hulu Plus or Netflix for Cable TiVo DVRs

Another stumbling block on the path to all-content multimedia enlightenment in a single STB has presented itself, with rights holders taking umbrage with TiVo DVRs supplied by cable companies. According to Suddenlink - though the limitation also stands for Cox and RCN - rights holders aren't willing to see streaming and VOD content on the same cable-powered device; that means that, while Hulu Plus is expected to launch on TiVo STBs soon, it will only be available for those bought at retail, not supplied by cable companies

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TiVo iPad companion app controls recordings, EPG & Twitter[Video]

TiVo iPad companion app controls recordings, EPG & Twitter[Video]

TiVo has launched a companion app for iPad, which turns the Apple slate into what the PVR company describes as "the world's ultimate remote control." Compatible with the  TiVo Premiere and TiVo Premiere XL boxes, the free app includes full control over recordings and live TV, an on-screen program guide, scheduling and social networking integration.

Video demo after the cut

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Why I can’t wait to get rid of my DVR

Why I can’t wait to get rid of my DVR

Recently, my day was over and I wanted to relax, so I took to the couch, picked up the remote, and turned on the television. Based on what time it was, I thought I’d catch the end of one of the shows I watch each week and then get to another program after that. I thought it would be a slow, relaxing night.

And then the fun began.

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TiVo Online Season Pass Manager: handling multiple DVRs gets easier

TiVo Online Season Pass Manager: handling multiple DVRs gets easier

TiVo has launched an Online Season Pass Manager, which will allow subscribers to transfer season pass subscriptions between their various TiVo boxes, as well as adding new passes and deleting old ones.  Billed as a direct request from TiVo's customers - and we can't really blame them - the new manager builds on the old system (which would allow Season Passes to be set up online) with more flexibility for multi-TiVo households and for those upgrading from an old TiVo box.

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TiVo Slide Remote gives the peanut QWERTY

TiVo Slide Remote gives the peanut QWERTY

Text-entry on increasingly complex DVRs is getting to be a multi-tapping headache, and it's one that TiVo are hoping to rectify with a little QWERTY keyboard action.  The new TiVo Slide Remote has, as the name suggests, a pull-out QWERTY 'board, hooking up to your TiVo unit via Bluetooth and working with the company's progressive search system.

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