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BeyondTV 4.7 Syncs DVR with iPhone and iPod

29. September 2007

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Getting television recordings onto a portable device has always been easier said then done. Snapstream is looking to make that process easier with its updates to BeyondTV, their digital video recorder software for the PC. From Snapstream’s announcement: This is an innovative feature that uses the H.264 format to re-compress your Beyond TV recordings and […]

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Yahoo! TV Now Supports Tivo Series 3

5. August 2007

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Yahoo! TV, which is like an online version of TV Guide, has updated its Tivo scheduling service to now include support for the Tivo Series 3. The features of this update are outlined by the Yahoo! TV blog: TiVo Series 2 and TiVo Series 3 receivers supported. We previously only supported Series 2 TiVo receivers. […]

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ReplayTV HD | Beta Testers Wanted

30. July 2007

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ReplayTV is currently beta testing an HD version of their PC DVR software. Our crack staff at floppyhead.com has found out about this beta only a month after its announcement. ReplayTV, once a rival to Tivo, is now focusing their efforts on the computer platform. The initial version of the ReplayTV software was severly lacking, […]

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Digeo’s Moxi DVRs Are Competition for Tivo and Vista Media Center

4. July 2007

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Digeo is scheduled to release two DVRs this fall as retail products, after years of selling products to Cable companies. Now that CableCards are a requirement in most set top boxes, it will be nice to have some choices to replace the standard cable box. Right now the only options are Tivo and Vista Media […]

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Consumers are confused about media centers and CableCards

29. May 2007

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Engadget recently had two articles about its writer’s experience with a Vista media center with CableCard support. One writer had a promising installation experience while the other was mired in CableCard hell. While the articles are interesting and worth the read, the comments on the articles left by readers prove to be even more interesting. […]

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Hands-on with a Niveus CableCARD Vista Media Center

4. April 2007

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The folks over a Gizmodo attended a CableCARD media center demonstration at the Niveus Headquarters last week.  From the article: We got a chance to visit the Niveus headquarters last week, and the founders gave us a nice hands-on with their upcoming CableCARD-capable systems. If you’re not familiar with these media centers, they’re essentially Windows […]

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Movie studios win lawsuit against Cablevision about network DVRs

23. March 2007

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According to the Associated Press, several prominent movie studios won a lawsuit against Cablevision, who has been experimenting with network-enabled digital video recorders (i.e. Tivo-like devices). Cablevision was attempting to allow their customers to store recorded content on their servers, which would enable the company to offer Tivo-like services without the capital expense of providing […]

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Amazon Unbox on Tivo underwhelms

19. March 2007

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Amazon.com has entered into the digital download arena with their Unbox service. Video download services are a dime a dozen now and Unbox is certainly nothing special. However, Amazon is looking to distinguish their video service by integrating it with Tivo. From Amazon.com: Unlike most digital video-to-TV services, Amazon Unbox on TiVo is not an […]

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