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Are you bored of your monotonous TV watching experience? If you are, then you will definitely appreciate what the latest buzz about TiVo says. The DVR pioneer’s and Comcast Cables are all set to revolutionize the TV industry by making the ordinary TV do all that a TiVo does.
The plan involves embedding software in New Englanders’ cable boxes that would perform the TiVo’s fast forwarding and view-later functions without the need for a separate TiVo box. Meanwhile TiVo has made a deal with Mitsubishi to cart off its own DVR boxes with Mitsubishi televisions.
TiVo is indeed a great device that has redefined TV viewing for a lot of people. With this device, you will be able to pause and rewind live TV shows, and you can also pause and record it.
Basically, TiVo works fine with a satellite and cable box. However, the problem with it is by letting your TiVo change the channels on the boxes. Also, you need to remember that TiVo should be able to get sound and video from your satellite or cable box.
In order for you to do this, you can easily connect TiVo to your cable or satellite box by using a TiVo IR Control Cable.
This particular device lets your TiVo and your cable or satellite box communicate with each other. This means that you will enable your TiVo to change the channels on your cable or satellite box.
To set this up, you will first need the IR control cable that came with your TiVo package. After that, you will need to connect it to your TiVo. After connecting it, you have to locate the infrared receiver of the cable or satellite box which usually comes in the front panel behind a semi transparent plastic.
Then, you need to fasten the infrared controls above and below the receiver in the cable or satellite box.
After that, you can now let TiVo change the channels in your cable or satellite box and start watching TV.
That’s basically it. With the IR control cable, you will be able to let your TiVo and the cable or satellite box communicate with each other.
TiVo just keeps getting better and better. With its new line, the TiVo Series 3, you will be able to make TV watching a lot more enjoyable than your old TiVo.
The latest TiVo will contain a lot of new features and advantages. Here are some:
The first advantage is that it will be able to record two HD programs at the same time while playing back one program that has been previously recorded.
Secondly, it will be able to accept cable TV and even over-the-air signals.
The third advantage is that it can replace your existing cable box and will be able to provide you with a 30 second commercial skip.
Also, it offers a user-friendly interface that can allow you to start recording TV programs after a few minutes of “experimenting around”.
Lastly, with its built-in Ethernet and WiFi networking, you will be able to get one of the best internet and home networking features never before seen from any TiVo product line and it also supports online scheduling, music streaming as well as photo slideshows.
With the TiVo series 3 interface, you will see that it is easy to understand which gives it an edge over other DVRs. Also, it offers a dual-tuner cable card and HDTV support that is not found on past TiVo models as well as on any other DVR’s to date.
All in all, if you are really a serious TV fanatic and you wouldn’t want to miss another show again and you want a great DVR with features that will make TV watching more enjoyable, then the TiVo Series 3 is for you.
Hybrid TV is launching a new podcast service from Monday. Hybrid is the exclusive licensee of TiVo in Australia and New Zealand. Both breakfast and drive time podcasts will be available from Vega and Nova stations. The deal was made between Hybrid TV and dmg Radio Australia in December of 2008.
All Australian TiVo users will get the new service without a new fee on the TiVo media device they own. As part of the new service, highlights of all seven Nova and Vega regional shows will be provided daily, updated.
The streaming is to be “On Demand” – no need to download. Data usage would be between 1 and 30 mb and would depend on the podcast’s length. If you use Internode or Primus as an ISP, then podcast streaming will happen without any additional data charges.
Says Robbee Minicola, from Hybrid TV, Australians love radio and this is a bridge between the radio and TV experience. It comes home through the TV sound system. With partnerships like this the consumer wins. Happy listening…TiVo gave birth to the radio star…
Alright we weren’t right about the money for nothing bit, but TiVo might just be free in the land down under after all. Reports from Australia say that TiVo would be offering it’s DVR without monthly subscription fees in that country. In league with Aussie media giant Seven Media Group, the service is in line to be out over the summer. TiVo is to earn money through licensing revenue rather than monthly membership fees.
The move is definitely revolutionary and in this highly competitive market, TiVo needs the boost a “free” tag gives, given that it does not enjoy first mover advantage. If this strategy is rolled out in America, it will probably be the rage. I doubt TiVo is likely to roll out this offer in America though. The reasons are purely monetary. Why would TiVo give up a fat subscription fee, specially when it’s rivals are still charging customers.
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The lifetime service plan of TiVo which keeps appearing from time to time is back. Earlier customers had two options. Either they could pay for service every month or pay a few hundred dollars for lifetime service.
Some time back the lifetime service option was cast away. When TiVO launched the Series3 HD recorder the lifetime service plan reappeared. Over the last one and a half years, ocassioanally, new and existing customers have been allowed to pay for lifetime service. It was always apparent that the offer was a one time promo.
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