toggle

AAPL Stock: 112.76 ( -0.53 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Comcast makes TiVo-driven DVRs official

updated 03:50 pm EST, Tue January 22, 2008

Comcast TiVo DVR Official

Comcast today took the wraps off of its long-anticipated DVR with TiVo service, giving users the custom interface normally reserved for TiVo boxes to digital video recorders provided for Comcast's cable TV network. The extension allows users to not only search for, record, and play shows with the TiVo front end (including HD shows) but also to use it for Comcast-specific functions. Through a technology dubbed tru2way, subscribers can search for movies on demand through the same interface as for regular programming. TV shows will also play uninterrupted while users check the schedule.

Prices are not yet public, though the feature is expected to cost slightly more than existing cable service and will require that the customer have a Motorola DVR, though Scientific Atlanta boxes will also support the TiVo update in the near future. The service is so far deployed only in Boston but should be available in additional cities before the end of 2008.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. jdonahoe

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    wording a little weird

    "Prices are not yet public, though the feature is expected to cost slightly more than existing cable service..."

    Isn't that a little expensive? I'm already paying $50 a month for cable service, I'm not about to pay, say $51, for a Tivo add-on!!

    Or am I a victim of poor wording?

  1. growlf

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Geez...

    I'd pay a buck extra for Tivo service! I have 3 Tivo HD's right now. Having Tivo service that is officially supported by the cable company (TW, in my case) would be a dream come true.

    Of course, they shouldn't charge you anything extra, but cable co. DVRs are total c*** compared to a Tivo.

    (Yeah, I'm a Tivo fan)

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

toggle

Most Commented