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postheadericon Hulu Plus on TiVo apparently being tested, live streaming to iPad apparently being considered

So, an update. Er, a refresher if you will. Back in September of last year, TiVo announced that ingrained Hulu Plus access would be coming to its DVRs “in the coming months,” but we’ve heard precisely nothing on the matter ever since. Enter the present. We’ve got a tipster who owns a TiVo Premiere and was just invited to join a Field Trial to “test Hulu Plus on TiVo,” and he’s also receiving codes to receive a free month of service. It’s hard to say what kind of gap we’re looking at between the testing period and the go-live period, but at least we’ve got a little assurance that no one simply forgot about their promise. In related news, other tipsters are starting to receive some fairly interesting surveys from TiVo itself, with a few questions in particular asking consumers how they’d feel about the option to “stream live TV, DVR recordings and TV shows from a cable company’s On Demand library to one’s iPad.” This seemingly includes in-home and remote streaming, and we have to say — streaming to the tablet just might be the magic feature that finally gets TiVo out of the hurt locker. Probably not, but are you really going to judge us for being blindly optimistic?

Hulu Plus on TiVo apparently being tested, live streaming to iPad apparently being considered originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 09 Mar 2011 08:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Google, Best Buy, Sony and others form alliance to defend FCC’s proposed ‘AllVid’ standard

We’ve already seen Sony, TiVo and others come out in support of the FCC’s proposed CableCard replacement, known as AllVid, but it looks like they’re now stepping up their game considerably. In a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, the group — which also includes Google, Best Buy, Mitsubishi and others — has announced that they’ve formed the “AllVid Tech Company Alliance” in a concerted effort to defend the proposed AllVid standard, and counter arguments from those opposed to it — namely, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (or NCTA) and the cable companies that are a part of it. As you might expect, the Alliance isn’t making a lot of new arguments, but it is stating its position pretty frankly, telling the FCC that “it is essential for the Commission to break down the wall separating the home network from MVPD [or pay TV] networks – not just poke a few holes in it, or rely on progress on the peripheries.” You can find the complete letter (in PDF form) at the source link below.

Google, Best Buy, Sony and others form alliance to defend FCC’s proposed ‘AllVid’ standard originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 Feb 2011 13:54:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Google, Best Buy, Sony and others form alliance to defend FCC’s proposed ‘AllVid’ standard

We’ve already seen Sony, TiVo and others come out in support of the FCC’s proposed CableCard replacement, known as AllVid, but it looks like they’re now stepping up their game considerably. In a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, the group — which also includes Google, Best Buy, Mitsubishi and others — has announced that they’ve formed the “AllVid Tech Company Alliance” in a concerted effort to defend the proposed AllVid standard, and counter arguments from those opposed to it — namely, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (or NCTA) and the cable companies that are a part of it. As you might expect, the Alliance isn’t making a lot of new arguments, but it is stating its position pretty frankly, telling the FCC that “it is essential for the Commission to break down the wall separating the home network from MVPD [or pay TV] networks – not just poke a few holes in it, or rely on progress on the peripheries.” You can find the complete letter (in PDF form) at the source link below.

Google, Best Buy, Sony and others form alliance to defend FCC’s proposed ‘AllVid’ standard originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 Feb 2011 13:54:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon App Review: TiVo Premiere for iPad

Searching on the TiVo Premier App for iPad
We’re not sure what it is about the home theater, but one screen just isn’t enough. So we’ve tried for years to find another screen suitable to join our HDTV to enhance our viewing pleasure, but everything comes up short. The latest in the long line of touch screen remotes, tablet PCs, PDAs and smart phones is the iPad. Of course this device isn’t exactly designed to be a home theater device, so a little software is necessary to make it suitable. The latest attempt at said software is from TiVo which is designed to be a companion app for the TiVo Premier. It doesn’t let you stream video from your TiVo to your iPad, but it does have a few tricks we think you might find more useful, so go ahead and click on through to find out what those are.

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App Review: TiVo Premiere for iPad originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 18 Jan 2011 00:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Hulu Plus not happening on cable-provided TiVo Premiere DVRs, Scrooge wins again

Hulu not happening on TiVo cable-provided Premiere DVRs, Scrooge wins again

It’s a little hard to know exactly who to blame here, but one thing is for sure: consumers lose. Last week Suddenlink started deploying TiVo Premiere DVRs to its customers minus Netflix, saying that it was the agreements Netflix has with studios that prevents its streaming service from being deployed on a cable company DVR. At the time it was hopeful that Hulu Plus could still work, but now it’s confirmed that its customers won’t get that either, blaming the same sort of agreements between Hulu and its content providers. Frustrating? Absolutely — but there is one obvious work-around: buy your own darned TiVo Premiere, get access to Netflix and Hulu Plus, and stop paying your cable provider that monthly rental fee. Mind, you’ll have to rock a CableCard, losing the ability to watch video on demand, and the separate TiVo plus Hulu Plus fees might cost a bit more, but consider that a small price to pay for the right to stick a finger in the eye of The Man.

Hulu Plus not happening on cable-provided TiVo Premiere DVRs, Scrooge wins again originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 21 Dec 2010 07:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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