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Netflix ‘Watch Instantly’ arrives on TiVo: streaming SD & HD

Now we know why TiVo were so keen to deny that Amazon HD rumor: heaven forfend it should over-shadow today’s announcement of Netflix SD and HD on the Series3, TiVo HD, or TiVo HD XL DVRs.  First promised back in October, the service offers Netflix’s 12,000-strong catalog of movies and TV episodes direct to your TiVo, with no premium above the standard $8.99 subscription.  A mixture of standard-definition and high-definition titles are available.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 49 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 49 2008

Nokia stole much of the limelight this week, with the announcement of the N97 touchscreen QWERTY smartphone.  Set to take the crown as flagship N-series device when it hits the market next year, make sure to check out our video preview.  Meanwhile, after a few relatively quiet weeks, netbooks and their desk-bound nettop cousins seized headlines, with the HP Mini 1000 getting integrated 3G, Sony's EVDO/HSPA-packing VAIO netbook peeking out courtesy of the FCC, and the first Qualcomm Snapdragon netbook showing its convertible tablet charms.

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TiVo deny Amazon HD imminent

After a non-functioning HD option appeared on Amazon’s On Demand video service for TiVo subscribers, the obvious assumption was that the content provider was planning an imminent launch.  Things, however, may not be so clear cut.  In a statement made to SlashGear, TiVo are now denying any such launch is planned.

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Amazon HD streaming coming to TiVo?

Amazon HD streaming coming to TiVo?

A prematurely added menu item seems to have confirmed that Amazon will be offering high-definition content on TiVo.  The new option - which has appeared in the normal Amazon Video On Demand menu - currently does nothing when selected, but presumably it will soon offer a list of titles that can be streamed in HD.

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TiVo Mobile site offers cellphone DVR scheduling with no fees

TiVo Mobile site offers cellphone DVR scheduling with no fees

TiVo have launched a mobile site that allows subscribers to program their DVR from any internet-capable cellphone.  The TiVo Mobile interface has been formatted for the compact screen sizes available on mobile devices, but still manages to squeeze in listings browsing, searches and record settings, together with the company's own "If you like this..." tool to discover new shows based on your viewing habits. 

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TiVo offers Pizza-on-Demand with Domino’s

TiVo offers Pizza-on-Demand with Domino’s

Forget movies on demand, now it's pizza on demand.  Domino's Pizza have made a deal with TiVo to offer broadband-connected subscribers to the DVR service the option to order food direct from their TV screen.  As well as a menu option, pizza orders will also be offered as part of Domino adverts, interactive links in sponsored programs, and more.

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Netflix “Watch Instantly” coming to Tivo too

Tivo DVRs will join Samsung Blu-Ray Players, LG BD300,Xbox 360 and Roku Player to stream Netflix’s online flicks. Both companies have reached an agreement to deliver an online library of 12,000 Netflix movies and TV shows though Tivo DVR set-tops, which includes Tivo S3, Tivo HD and Tivo XL.

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Tivo adds Disney and Jaman VOD content

Starting next week, Tivo subscribers will get VOD contents from Disney film and Jaman.com straight from their DVRs. The company has inked a new deal with the Walt Disney Studios and Jaman to add number of CinemaNow’s Disney films and Jaman’s independent and international flicks to Its S2, S3, HD, and HD XL DVR Set-tops.

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TWC put out SDV order information for subscribers in San Antonia, Albany and Austin

After Comcast rolling out SDV tuning adapter at selected areas, Time Warner Cable has put out SDV information and preorder page on their web site. TWC subscribers in San Antonia, Albany and Austin in need of two way dongle for their CableCard-enabled Tivo devices; can now order a free tuning adapter now at the following links. Fortunate for North Dallas residents, we are going full digital without the needs of switched digital video! Lets us know about your experiences with SDV.

First SDV tuning adapter is out to Comcast Subscribers

After years of testing, the long-awaited Switched Digital Video dongle for TIVO owners is finally out. Subscribers at NJ area with SDV services have started to receive notification from Comcast Cable service about the availability of tuning adapter to resolve two-way interaction SDV on one way tuner receiver like TIVO S3, HD or XL.

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Sigma Design SOC’s SMP8644, good candidate for Tivo S4?

Robust interactivity and powerful multimedia processing System-On-Chip will soon feature on next generation IPTV set-top boxes, IP cable set-top boxes, and Blu-ray players thanks to the availability of Sigma Design’s SMP8644. The company has announced its highest performance SOC yet promised to deliver feature-rich SOC at CEATEC show this week. Tru2Way, BR Profile 2.0, Dual SATA-2, USB, Ethernet controller, NAND and NOR flash module controllers are among many features integrated in SMP8644 SOC.

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TIVO new User Interface in testing, features Picture in Guide at last!

TIVO new User Interface in testing, features Picture in Guide at last!

If I were to list one basic feature I’ve always wanted for my TIVO is an integrate User Interface with Picture in Guide (PIG). Little has changed with its interface over the years, picture is obstructed by grid-style onscreen guide while navigating though user menu to retrieve list of recording show or change settings. Competitors such as DirectTV, Dish Network and Cable service carriers have long offering DVR with PIG. That soon to change; Tivo is cooking up a user interface with a complete new look- Featuring PIG with ability to display picture while peruse user guide.

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