Tivo Experience outside the box, TIVO’s recording app for Windows users

The Godfather of DVR is expanding their DVR technology outside the box. Tivo and Nero have announced a joint venture effort to bring TIVO experience on your personal computer. The recording soft layer application, LiquidTV/TiVo PC will be on sale this October 15th at the price of $99. It’s designed for PC users who already have an existing TV tuner on their computer. The $99 asking price will get you one year subscription to TIVO recording features and program guides, the subsequently renewal will cost you another $99.


Tivo to offer DVR service through BlackBerry

Research In Motion and digital video recording service, TIVO are teaming up to offer customized TiVo services for the BlackBerry. The initial phase of the plan will allow TiVo subscribers to access and control their DVR’s schedule and programming detail via BlackBerry phone. The integration is expected to be put in action later this year. Other than that, the companies also mentioned the future development is to simplify and improve mobile access to video content.

Tivo unveils HD XL DVR with 1TB Storage Space

No sight of Series 4 with Tru2way just yet but Tivo has announced a brand new premium DVR that comes with extra large recording capacity at Cedia 2008. The XL size of Tivo HD now featured 1TB of storage space (over 150 hours of HD programs), Glo remote and THX-certified just like the S3.


Tivo teams up with DirectTV to develop new HD DVR

Good news for Tivo fans stuck in Cable mode. The country largest satellite service provider with 17.1- million subscribers, DIRECTV has announced today that they are teaming up with TIVO to develop a new DIRECTV HD DVR featuring TiVo’s recording service. The new TiVo-DirecTV DVR is expected to be available in the second half of 2009. It will support both companies’ features and services but subscriber’s pricing and packaging for the high-definition TiVo-DirecTV product has yet to be determined.

Go! Tivo
[via forbes]

Panasonic DMR-BR630V Blu-ray DVR with retro VHS

Someone at Panasonic must think retro is back in fashion, as the DMR-BR630V – the company’s latest Blu-ray and DVR combo deck – also manages to include VHS functionality.  Presumably intended for people wanting to archive their old VHS tapes onto Blu-ray (or maybe just continue to view a large back-catalogue), the BR630V has a 320GB hard-drive, digital and analog TV tuners and an SD slot.


Sony’s PlayTV delayed until September 19th

Sony’s PlayTV delayed until September 19th

Sony’s PlayTV DVR for PS3 has been delayed until September 19th. The Sling-box like add-on for PS3 announced last fall was originally planned for a September release.

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SE2 Labs ITC One integrated media system: not worth $25k

Let’s get the first hurdle out of the way: SE2 Labs‘ ITC One home entertainment system costs $25,000.  Assuming you’ve got that to spend, though, what do you get for your money?  How about an XBox 360, Wii, Apple TV, iPod dock and DVR, together with “audiophile grade” mods and power conditioning, all in a single standalone case.  Gizmodo spent a little hands-on time with the ITC One, and just as you might imagine came away wondering exactly who it’s aimed at.


Iomega external storage updated: media players, PVR expansion & more

Iomega has announced a number of new storage-based products, ranging from simple external hard-drives to media converters and DVR accessories.  Most interesting are the Screenplay HD and the Media Xporter Drive.  The former, shown here, is a hard-drive and media player, that hooks up to a HDTV and surround sound system (via HDMI) to play stored video; it’s priced at $199.5.  The latter is intended for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, connecting via USB and automatically converting any AVI (or any of 20 other formats) media on its 160GB storage into files the console can recognise and play; it’s priced at $104.45.


SlashGear Week in Review – April 7th through April 13th

This was a long week with no major events occurring, but there were some pretty big announcements. For starters we have a new BitTorrent Set Top Box from Myka, no more will you have to waste power by leaving your entire computer running all night just to get the latest screener from FXG or aXXo, and this little set top box will do it for you and then play it right from its hard drive for added ease. Then there were rumors abound of Blockbuster potentially putting out a new Set Top Box to push their movies, TV Shows, and other content out to.


Myka – the set top box for those with lower moral standards

This set top box doesn’t work with your cable operator, it won’t DVR the latest episodes of House for you, and it isn’t licensed to work with NetFlix to stream movies to your TV. It will however allow you to legally, or illegally, download and play any and all video content you want.


SlingCatcher delayed – possibly until late this year

There was a gentleman who informed Engadget of a notice he received from SlingMedia informing him that the SlingCatcher was not up to Sling Media’s standards. So it has been delayed, Sling didn’t confirm the actual email that was sent, but did sort of confirm that it was going to be delayed citing QA concerns as the cause.


Toshiba REGZA line of LCDs gets 10 new models – they all have an unbelievable number of ports

I thought the number of ports on the back of a stereo or on the back of a nice desktop computer was a lot, apparently I was wrong. Some of the ports on these TV’s include 4 HDMI ports, 3 Ethernet jacks, 2 USB ports, FireWire, card readers, and even a wireless Bluetooth port.


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