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How to Save Mobile TV

How to Save Mobile TV

Honestly, it might be too late to save mobile TV, at least in the U.S., where the broadcast network for mobile devices has yet to catch on like it has in Asian countries such as Japan and South Korea. The competition is fierce, and growing almost daily, and mobile broadcast TV service offers few benefits over its competitors.

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Best Buy deal puts TiVo software (but no DVR) into Insignia HDTVs

Best Buy deal puts TiVo software (but no DVR) into Insignia HDTVs

You'd think injecting a TiVo box into an HDTV and doing away with the set-top box would be an obvious plan of action, but Best Buy's partnership with the DVR company to produce TiVo-running Insignia TVs won't actually get DVR functionality.  The companies have announced that they're working on a range of Insignia HDTVs that will run "the latest TiVo non-DVR software and advanced television service," basically squirting online content to your big-screen without needing to pick up a separate TiVo box.

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TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter helps Premiere cut the cord

TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter helps Premiere cut the cord

TiVo have outed their latest peripheral for the newest TiVo Premiere, and if you've been regularly tripping over a stretch of ethernet cable running between your router and the DVR then the TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter should save your knees.  Backward compatible with WiFi b/g, the 802.11n adapter is all about speed: whether that be faster video-on-demand downloads, transferring HD files between multiple TiVo units, or speedier exporting to portable devices.

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weaKnees TiVo Premiere gets up to 640hrs HD recording

weaKnees TiVo Premiere gets up to 640hrs HD recording

Biggest headache with the new TiVo Premiere has probably been the sluggish HD UI, but coming up in second place is likely the mere 320GB hard-drive the company fit as standard.  That's good enough for up to 400hrs of SD content or 45hrs of HD, but if that's going to put a dampener on your home entertainment experience then head over to weaKnees.  The official TiVo retailer has come up with some custom models of their own, offering up to 317hrs of HD recording.

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TiVo Premiere: slow HD UI hides speed-freak hardware

TiVo Premiere: slow HD UI hides speed-freak hardware

Launch-day reviews of the TiVo Premiere invariably highlighted the DVR's frustratingly sluggish HD UI, but it turns out that - as long as the company get their software updates right - the box itself has plenty of speed potential.  Enthusiast K. Fowler (who goes by bkdtv on the Tivo Community forums) has whipped open the Premiere and been running benchmarking tests on its core hardware; according to his technical review, it's capable of significantly faster data transfer speeds.

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The Palm Paradox

The Palm Paradox

It's been a rough few weeks for the folks at Palm. First false rumors about Palm shutting down production lines, followed by less than stellar results have once again started the usual suspects putting Palm on either some death watch or have them about to be sold to (insert vendor's name here _____). Regarding the second, I don't believe Jon Rubenstein came out of retirement to build a world class product only to have it sold to (insert vendor's name here _____). But with regards to the whole death watch theme, Palm reminds me a lot of TiVo these days. It's not just the death watch meme that's plagued TiVo for years, it's the fact that Palm suffers from their own version of the TiVo paradox.

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TiVo posts Q4 loss thanks to high cancellation rate and less sign ups

TiVo posts Q4 loss thanks to high cancellation rate and less sign ups

TiVo is looking to choke one of the more important features from other DVRs on the market and has recently unveiled new Premiere DVRs that are interesting. However, the company is not doing well financially and posted a large loss for Q4 reports the Wall Street Journal. TiVo shares grew after it won an appeal on a patent for some of its software last week, but that wasn't enough to help its Q4 earnings.

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Echostar’s TiVo appeal rejected: new DVR crippling likely

Echostar’s TiVo appeal rejected: new DVR crippling likely

Somewhat ironically, given we were only talking about TiVo and Echostar's lawsuit the other day (in relation to Apple's patent spat with HTC) but the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has just rejected Echostar/DISH's contempt appeal.  Echostar had sought to have the modifications it made to its DVRs recognized as meeting the requirements of the original patent infringement ruling; however, TiVo disagreed, and the courts upheld their opinion finding Echostar in contempt.  Now, despite Echostar's attempt to overturn that decision, they've been rejected once again.

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