TiVo Series 3 HD Set Top Updates
February 16, 2006 4:13 PM
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Customers eagerly await the arrival of TiVo's next-generation Series 3 which brings CableCARD support
We reported earlier this year
around CES that TiVo was working on its next generation of boxes called the series 3. What got people excited was that according to TiVo, the new Series 3 will come with support for CableCARD which lets you grab high definition content over digital cable without expensive hardware proprietary to the cable provider.
Engadget is reporting
that TiVo is now in beta testing stages of testing the new Series 3. Earlier this year
TiVo CEO Mike Ramsey said that customers can expect the new box to show up "early" in 2006. No new date has been set however, but customers are eagerly awaiting. TiVo is currently also working on launching a new service it is dubbing Tahiti, which will connect users on the go with their TiVo content sitting at home. Microsoft is also working on similar services to allow Windows Mobile users to connect to their Media Centers at home.
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While Stephen was not able to disclose any information on Series 3 shipping dates (the product is currently believed to be in outside beta testing, which was not denied), he added that they will release it “when it is ready.”
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RE: Update Inputs/Outputs PLEASE!
2/17/2006 10:24:25 AM
Forget ever seeing Component IN. There's no content protection on component, so this would let anyone make an HD copy of any broadcast or DVD.
Only high end broadcast studio equipment so far has been seen with component in (please, someone tell me I'm wrong, I'd love to find out about equipment with it)
Does anyone else get scared with the fact that pretty soon, you won't be able to make recordings of regular TV anymore in the "Great Digital Age" with content protection. But I'm sure all the networks will let you buy the episode you missed. Makes you wonder about the future of all recorded mediums.
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