May 14, 2012

TiVo Spring Update - Better HD


TiVo has released its spring update meant to improve service.Netflix is now available with larger poster graphics, improved 1080p resolution and search, instant queue and personalized categories added. An updated YouTube app offers a directory, one-click links and continuous play. Finally, parental control can be used with Premier's HD menu that sets a 4 digit access code for those shows and movies not suitable for children.

Via TiVo

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April 6, 2012

Freakin' Friday! TiVo Drops Prices


TiVo is feeling the pinch and has taken steps to make their wares more budget-friendly. The 320 GB Premiere has been replaced by the 500 GB Elite and you end up with 65% more storage. Of course, that means a price cut with the Basic Premiere, XL and the Elite. Service plans are more affordable as well and start at $14.99 monthly with a 1 year subscription, $12.99 per month with multi-service.

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November 19, 2010

TiVo Super Deals


Gearing up for the holiday season, no doubt, you can now get a TiVo Premiere for free if you agree to a 2 year contract and $19.99 a month or $100 with a one year deal. The original $12.95 a month plan for those who want to pay full price and lifetime subscriptions for $400.00 are still available.

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October 18, 2010

TiVo Launches Season Pass Manager


TiVo has finally launched their Season Pass manager. Subscribers can record, arrange and delete recording lists from their browser. And if they upgrade or purchase an additional unit, the Pass can transfer one to another on the same account.

Via TiVo

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September 17, 2010

Freakin' Friday! TiVo Melds With Cox VOD Service

TiVo Premiere had an official release back in March, but they have now integrated with Cox OnDEMAND service. The Premiere box is optional but you will get free installation if you decide to purchase one. If you don't have Cox, you can get a CableCARD from them for access to their services that will now include more movies, music, multi-room viewing and TiVoToGo functionality.

Via TiVo

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June 17, 2010

Time-Warp Technology Takes a Jump to the Left


The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has decided that TiVo does not own the patent on time-warp DVR technology. This not great news for the company that received $200 million from EchoStar's Dish Networks last year. While EchoStar is obviously pleased by the news, TiVo says it will continue to harass work with the PTO "to explain the validity of the claims." The battle rages on to the federal appeals court for a rehearing.

Via cnet

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March 23, 2010

HP Releases MediaSmart Expander


TiVo owners and those with HP MediaSmart Servers can now take advantage of the free Expander. With it you can transfer media from TiVo to the HP Server and back, manage TiVo recordings stored on the Server and watch TiVo recording on a PC. The software is compatible with Server model EX490/EX495, DataVault X510, TiVo DVR Series II, Series III, TiVo Premier and desktop software.

Via HP

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March 5, 2010

Freakin' Friday! TiVo to Deliver Premiere


TiVo will finally be releasing two new DVRs that allow access to both TV and the Net. The Premiere displays both on its on-screen guide and can hold up to 45 hours of HD at a price of $299.99. Want more? The TiVo Premiere XL will cost you $499.99 but holds up to 150 hours of programming. Both require service subscriptions and will ship next month, but can be pre-ordered now.

Via TiVo Premiere

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February 8, 2010

TiVo Top Ten Super Bowl XLIV Ads

We may not be huge Super Bowl fans, but this year we watched and reveled in the Saints win. We generally stick around for the pre- and half time shows, and of course the commercials. Todd Juenger from TiVo amazingly keeps track of detailed data each year and always remembers to send us the results. Here then is a list of which ones were watched the most, including the most popular Doritos "House Rules":

TiVo Top 10 Super Bowl 2010 Ads:

1. Doritos "House Rules"
2. Snickers "You're Not You When You're Hungry"
3. Focus on the Family "The Tebows Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life"
4. Doritos "Underdog"
5. 2010 Intel Core Processors "Jeoffrey the Robot Gets Hurt"
6. E*Trade Financial "Baby Love Triangle"
7. Bud Light "Observatory"
8. CareerBuilder "Casual Fridays"
9. TruTV's NFL Full Contact " Punxsutawney Polamalu"
10. Hyundai Sonata "Brett Favre MVP and Still Playing at 50"

See all of them via the link.

Via CBS Sports

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October 6, 2009

TiVo Comes to BlackBerry


RIM has finally released TiVo for BlackBerry owners, sort of. With the free application, users can view their Program Guide and schedule movies and programs for the set-top box. Unfortunately, you cannot stream them onto the smartphones, but at least it is a step in the right direction and the price is right.

Via BlackBerry App World

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July 15, 2009

Domino's Pizza Tracker


Want pizza but are too much of a couch potato to get up and order it? Fear not, Domino's now offers ordering online. The company has gone through some effort in their endeavor as it allows you to track your order through all its stages and will add any current coupon codes. Order sides, beverages and carb laden bowl pastas and count down the more or less 30 minutes. While you are waiting you can actually post it on Facebook, making your friends wanting to pig out as well. Last we checked, they had almost 300,000 friends.

Domino's doesn't stop there. Order on the go with your cell phone or plan your Friday night by ordering on your TiVo, a program that started late last year.

Via Domino's Pizza

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April 27, 2009

Amazon Offers HD VOD


Good news for HD TiVo and Roku owners. Amazon is now streaming HD on its VOD service. There are over 500 movies and TV shows. Rent a flick for $3.99 or $4.99 or a TV episode for only $3.00.

Via Amazon HD VOD

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April 14, 2009

TiVo Sneaks In Advertising During Pause


Back in December,
Series 2 TiVos
were treated to their newest advertising, displayed during a pause screen of either a live or time shifted program. Ironic, because those doing fast forwarding are trying their best to avoid the ads. It is possible to hide the bar, but you know that advertising in some form or another is inevitable. Software version 11.0c, which contains the feature, will soon be on all Series 3 HD boxes as well.

Via TiVo Community

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