Simple.TV Now Shipping


The Simple.TV was undoubtedly one of the more intriguing DVR devices to be announced this year. It may have taken awhile, but the Simple.TV is now shipping. Kickstarter pre-orders are receiving the first units, with standard pre-orders coming up next. Like Aereo and the now official Boxee TV, Simple.TV provides DVR capablilites for over-the-air broadcasts and ClearQAM cable channels, with […]

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TiVo Launches Developer Channel and SDK for Third-Party Apps

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 It can be difficult to spend time on the Internet these days without running into the phrases “Post-PC Era” and “app economy”, usually in the same sentence. TiVo may not necessarily be “Post-PC”, but the company has long understood the potential for apps to differentiate a platform. Unfortunately, though TiVo started adding apps to its platfom for thrid-party services relatively […]

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Toshiba Unveils New Regza J7 and Z7 HDTVs

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CREATEC 2012, Japan’s annual electronics expo, is underway, and although CREATEC tends to cast a much wider net over the electronics and IT industry than a show like CES, it can still be a place for companies to take the wraps off the latest in consumer electronics. Toshiba took to CREATEC to show of their new Regza HDTVs, the J7 […]

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Verizon to Pay TiVo $250.4M in Patent Dispute

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TiVo has established a brand that is virtually synonymous with DVRs, but has always struggled to capitalize on that brand recognition with consumers. Fortunately, the company has not only built up brand cachet, but also a sizable patent portfolio, and that patent portfolio has been quite useful. In the last couple of years TiVo has forced some big companies to […]

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TiVo Stream Reviewed

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  We’ve seen the new TiVo Stream previewed, so it was only matter of time before someone would put together a full-on review. The TiVo Stream is TiVo’s new IP trancoder, a small box that sits on one’s network and provides mobile devices with streaming access to recordings and live TV from a TiVo Premire DVR. The Stream can also […]

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TiVo Mini to Bring Multi-Room TiVo to Life

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Extenders are back in vogue. There have been a number of intriguing extender-based, multi-room streaming systems to talk about this year. DISH has their Hopper and Joey combo, and of course, many of us around here are eagerly anticipating the Ceton Q and Echo, but before the year is out we should also have TiVo’s version. TiVo first signaled their […]

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AverMedia Announces AverTVBox PVR


AverMedia visited Computex this year with a new product, the AverMedia AverTVBox PVR. The AverTVBox PVR is a bit of an oddity, though I suppose I can see where it might serve a certain niche market. It is a standalone PVR/DVR. It records directly to a connected USB hard drive and accepts analog cable connections or analog settop box connections. […]

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Ceton Talks DVRs at the Cable Show

This video shot at the Cable Show doesn’t show anything new for those of us interested in the retail space, but it does show off some Q/Echo hardware porn if you can’t get enough. More interesting though is a bit into the discussion where Gary talks about Ceton’s UCrypt solution for hotels and stadiums.

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