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Blatant TiVo crowing

Rumors that Tivo and Netflix might partner together to deliver DVD’s over broadband have me intrigued. The idea of getting movies delivered via broadband appeals to the lazy slob in me but the technophile who invested in an HD capable projector and progressive-scan DVD player wouldn’t want to watch any movie coming out of the …

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Uninformed opinion of the day: TiVo Privacy

Charles Cooper, a cnet editor, is apparently surprised that his Tivo collects data on his viewing habits. Holy Peeping Tom, Batman. Was it that Orwellian? Maybe I need to become more of a fussbudget, but the fact is that TiVo-philes knew–or should have known–what they were getting into when they first unwrapped their digital video …

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Om Malik’s Analysis of Tivo’s Strangeberry acquisition.

TiVo, the digital hub, powered by Strangeberry? Something like this might spur more people to set up a wireless network at home. So what are they really building? My best guess is that Strangeberry crew, all former Sun folks, developed a piece of software that actually makes finding devices on the home networks as easy …

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TiVo protecting its turf?

Tivo has set off quite a debate on Slashdot with the news that it is suing EchoStar for patent infringement. The suit, filed in federal district court in Texas, alleges that EchoStar’s DVR infringes TiVo’s “Time Warp” patent, which includes the method used to allow viewers to record one program while watching another and the …

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Tivo-niversary

One year ago I got a TiVo Digital Video Recorder. Not coincidentally during the World Cup so that it would get all the matches since most were on between 2am and 7am. Ever since then, how I watch TV has totally changed. TiVo makes your TV viewing efficient. In a sense, its the first intelligent …

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