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Anonymous
January 8, 2005 10:56:02 PM

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< I hope this product won't make my existing ReplayTvs obsolete,
considering I just get local channels. >

TiVo Cuts Out the Cable Box

Upcoming DVR will offer CableCard and HDTV support.

Agam Shah, IDG News Service
Thursday, January 06, 2005

LAS VEGAS -- TiVo is announcing plans to introduce a new digital video
recorder with built-in CableCard technology.

CableCard is an industry standard for security cards that are
distributed by content service providers and can be inserted into a
digital video-ready TV or DVR. The cards store cable user and channel
unscrambling information. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission
has mandated CableCard support in all cable boxes from mid-2005, a
deadline that may be extended.

The TiVo HD digital cable-ready DVR will also support reception and
recording of high-definition content, TiVo's chief executive officer
Mike Ramsey said at a press conference Thursday, during the
International Consumer Electronics Show here.

The CableCard box will be released in early 2006, Ramsey says, but in
the conference he did not provide further details or price
information.

Built-In Broadband

Ramsey says TiVo will also focus on improving its existing Series2
DVRs, with broadband capabilities, improved navigation, and further
ease of use.

The updated DVRs will be able to record content to DVDs and download
content to Windows-based PCs and portable devices, as well.

Integrated broadband capabilities will allow users to download movies
from online services, access additional content off the Internet, and
conduct transactions such as buying downloads or DVDs online, Ramsey
says.

In addition, TiVo is readying a new services strategy, code-named
Tahiti. The company's first Tahiti component is the TiVoToGo service
software update, which will be free to current TiVo2 subscribers. The
service update will allow users to record content to DVD players or
move content to PCs over a home network, says Ramsey. "You can use the
PC as storage in case there is no storage left on your TiVo," he says.

For programs to be transferred to a PC, TiVo's Desktop software would
need to be installed on a client PC, he says. Once the program is
transferred from a TiVo to a PC, the software will decrypt the file
and play it back. The Desktop software supports only Windows 2000 and
Windows XP, according to the company.

TiVoToGo will download itself automatically to DVRs when it becomes
available, the company says.

TiVo boxes with integrated broadband and broadcast capabilities will
be available by the middle of this year, Ramsey says.

http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,119199,tk,dn0...

===
"The cup's gone up from an A to D. It's bad for you, but it's
fun for me."
-- Chris Martin's rap song to Gwenyth Paltrow

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Anonymous
January 9, 2005 1:58:09 AM

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Ablang wrote:
> Upcoming DVR will offer CableCard and HDTV support.

More details about the offering (code named Tahiti) have been
put up on TiVo's web site:
http://www.tivo.com/5.3.1.1.asp?article=235

-Joe
Anonymous
January 9, 2005 2:21:39 AM

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Ablang wrote:
< I hope this product won't make my existing ReplayTvs obsolete,
> considering I just get local channels. >
>
> TiVo Cuts Out the Cable Box
>
> Upcoming DVR will offer CableCard and HDTV support.
>

DNNA announced this last week also. Since Tivo said 2006, you'll
probably see the Replay one way before then.
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Anonymous
January 9, 2005 7:50:47 AM

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You already have the ability to transfer shows to your PC and play them
back. Just use DVArachive. As for the cable card, that's nice since it
will eliminate the cable box but you still have the option using a cable
box so it won't make your RTV obsolete in terms of becoming
non-functional.

From:Ablang
HilaryEverAfter@ablang-duff.com

> < I hope this product won't make my existing ReplayTvs obsolete,
> considering I just get local channels. >
>
> TiVo Cuts Out the Cable Box
>
> Upcoming DVR will offer CableCard and HDTV support.
>
> Agam Shah, IDG News Service
> Thursday, January 06, 2005
>
> LAS VEGAS -- TiVo is announcing plans to introduce a new digital video
> recorder with built-in CableCard technology.
>
> CableCard is an industry standard for security cards that are
> distributed by content service providers and can be inserted into a
> digital video-ready TV or DVR. The cards store cable user and channel
> unscrambling information. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission
> has mandated CableCard support in all cable boxes from mid-2005, a
> deadline that may be extended.
>
> The TiVo HD digital cable-ready DVR will also support reception and
> recording of high-definition content, TiVo's chief executive officer
> Mike Ramsey said at a press conference Thursday, during the
> International Consumer Electronics Show here.
>
> The CableCard box will be released in early 2006, Ramsey says, but in
> the conference he did not provide further details or price
> information.
>
> Built-In Broadband
>
> Ramsey says TiVo will also focus on improving its existing Series2
> DVRs, with broadband capabilities, improved navigation, and further
> ease of use.
>
> The updated DVRs will be able to record content to DVDs and download
> content to Windows-based PCs and portable devices, as well.
>
> Integrated broadband capabilities will allow users to download movies
> from online services, access additional content off the Internet, and
> conduct transactions such as buying downloads or DVDs online, Ramsey
> says.
>
> In addition, TiVo is readying a new services strategy, code-named
> Tahiti. The company's first Tahiti component is the TiVoToGo service
> software update, which will be free to current TiVo2 subscribers. The
> service update will allow users to record content to DVD players or
> move content to PCs over a home network, says Ramsey. "You can use the
> PC as storage in case there is no storage left on your TiVo," he says.
>
> For programs to be transferred to a PC, TiVo's Desktop software would
> need to be installed on a client PC, he says. Once the program is
> transferred from a TiVo to a PC, the software will decrypt the file
> and play it back. The Desktop software supports only Windows 2000 and
> Windows XP, according to the company.
>
> TiVoToGo will download itself automatically to DVRs when it becomes
> available, the company says.
>
> TiVo boxes with integrated broadband and broadcast capabilities will
> be available by the middle of this year, Ramsey says.
>
> http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,119199,tk,dn0...
>
> ===
> "The cup's gone up from an A to D. It's bad for you, but it's
> fun for me."
> -- Chris Martin's rap song to Gwenyth Paltrow
Anonymous
January 9, 2005 7:50:48 AM

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On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 04:50:47 +0000, BruceR wrote:

> You already have the ability to transfer shows to your PC and play them
> back. Just use DVArachive. As for the cable card, that's nice since it
> will eliminate the cable box but you still have the option using a cable
> box so it won't make your RTV obsolete in terms of becoming
> non-functional.

So... I guess you missed that the OP was entirely about TiVo, not ReplayTV?

(Why this thread is x-posted to a.v.p.replaytv is a mystery to me...)

--
Lenroc
Anonymous
January 9, 2005 12:11:01 PM

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To the contrary I guess you missed that the OP SPECIFICALLY asked the
following at the beginning of his post, which you snipped:
Ablang wrote:
< I hope this product won't make my existing ReplayTvs obsolete,
> considering I just get local channels. >


From:Lenroc
lenroc@NOSPAMFORYOU.hotmail.com


> So... I guess you missed that the OP was entirely about TiVo, not
> ReplayTV?
>
> (Why this thread is x-posted to a.v.p.replaytv is a mystery to me...)
>
> --
> Lenroc
Anonymous
January 9, 2005 3:39:42 PM

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On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 09:11:01 +0000, BruceR wrote:

> To the contrary I guess you missed that the OP SPECIFICALLY asked the
> following at the beginning of his post, which you snipped:

Ah, I guess I did. Perhaps if you snipped for context, instead of quoting
the entire post, I'dve been able to see the part you were responding to. ;) 

--
Lenroc
January 9, 2005 6:43:58 PM

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"Lenroc" <lenroc@NOSPAMFORYOU.hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:p an.2005.01.09.19.39.41.953000@NOSPAMFORYOU.hotmail.com...
> On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 09:11:01 +0000, BruceR wrote:
>
>> To the contrary I guess you missed that the OP SPECIFICALLY asked the
>> following at the beginning of his post, which you snipped:
>
> Ah, I guess I did. Perhaps if you snipped for context, instead of quoting
> the entire post, I'dve been able to see the part you were responding to.
> ;) 
>
> --
> Lenroc

Yes, its his fault that your comprehension skills are so limited.
Anonymous
January 10, 2005 12:36:42 AM

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Yup, it's MY fault.

From:Lenroc
lenroc@NOSPAMFORYOU.hotmail.com

> On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 09:11:01 +0000, BruceR wrote:
>
>> To the contrary I guess you missed that the OP SPECIFICALLY asked the
>> following at the beginning of his post, which you snipped:
>
> Ah, I guess I did. Perhaps if you snipped for context, instead of
> quoting the entire post, I'dve been able to see the part you were
> responding to. ;) 
>
> --
> Lenroc
Anonymous
January 10, 2005 1:16:02 AM

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On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 15:43:58 -0600, Kenneth wrote:

> "Lenroc" <lenroc@NOSPAMFORYOU.hotmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 09:11:01 +0000, BruceR wrote:
>>> To the contrary I guess you missed that the OP SPECIFICALLY asked the
>>> following at the beginning of his post, which you snipped:
>>
>> Ah, I guess I did. Perhaps if you snipped for context, instead of quoting
>> the entire post, I'dve been able to see the part you were responding to.
>> ;) 

> Yes, its his fault that your comprehension skills are so limited.

Yes... that's exactly what I said in my post, too. 100% blaming Bruce.
Yup. Who's the one with poor reading comprehension again?

(Here's a hint: A critical reader would notice that I did admit to missing
one sentence at the top of 68 lines of quoted text... therefore, how am I
_blaming_ anyone but myself...? It's a stumper! Good thing Kenneth is here
to figure it all out! 3 cheers for 8th grade reading comprehension! [Or is
it 8 cheers for 3rd grade... ah, who worries about them fancy
number-things anyway?])

--
Lenroc
Anonymous
January 10, 2005 1:19:26 AM

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[Fixing top posting...]
On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 21:36:42 +0000, BruceR wrote:
> lenroc@NOSPAMFORYOU.hotmail.com [wrote:]
>> On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 09:11:01 +0000, BruceR wrote:
>>
>>> To the contrary I guess you missed that the OP SPECIFICALLY asked the
>>> following at the beginning of his post, which you snipped:
>>
>> Ah, I guess I did. Perhaps if you snipped for context, instead of
>> quoting the entire post, I'dve been able to see the part you were
>> responding to. ;) 

> Yup, it's MY fault.

I would say "Lighten up; notice the smiley and the fact that I admitted
fault", but instead I choose to take your most recent statement at face
value and believe that you are admitting your portion of the fault and
agreeing to try to make more intelligible posts henceforth. Thanks, my
work here is done!

--
Lenroc
January 11, 2005 8:34:35 PM

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"Lenroc" <lenroc@NOSPAMFORYOU.hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:p an.2005.01.10.05.19.27.813000@NOSPAMFORYOU.hotmail.com...

> Thanks, my
> work here is done!
>
> --
> Lenroc

If only that were true.
January 11, 2005 8:42:32 PM

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"Lenroc" <lenroc@NOSPAMFORYOU.hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:p an.2005.01.10.05.16.01.656000@NOSPAMFORYOU.hotmail.com...
> On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 15:43:58 -0600, Kenneth wrote:
>
>> "Lenroc" <lenroc@NOSPAMFORYOU.hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 09:11:01 +0000, BruceR wrote:
>>>> To the contrary I guess you missed that the OP SPECIFICALLY asked the
>>>> following at the beginning of his post, which you snipped:
>>>
>>> Ah, I guess I did. Perhaps if you snipped for context, instead of
>>> quoting
>>> the entire post, I'dve been able to see the part you were responding to.
>>> ;) 
>
>> Yes, its his fault that your comprehension skills are so limited.
>
> Yes... that's exactly what I said in my post, too. 100% blaming Bruce.

Yes, we read it.

> Yup. Who's the one with poor reading comprehension again?
>
> (Here's a hint: A critical reader would notice that I did admit to missing
> one sentence at the top of 68 lines of quoted text...

Sorry but from you the little ;)  thingy is not taken any other way than your
being smug and trying to somehow look like less of an ass because you got
caught being stupid - again.


> --
> Lenroc - Need some made up facts? I'll pull some out of my ass.
Anonymous
February 24, 2005 4:21:18 PM

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"Ablang" <HilaryEverAfter@ablang-duff.com> wrote in message
news:1da1u0d9bjuujs8hf211v44vadpo4nomri@4ax.com...
> < I hope this product won't make my existing ReplayTvs obsolete,
> considering I just get local channels. >
>
> TiVo Cuts Out the Cable Box
>
> Upcoming DVR will offer CableCard and HDTV support.



Too little too late to compete with the cable companies... and Microsoft's
box is coming soon with more features (if you don't mind the blue screen in
the middle of your favorite show).


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