Ep. 1208: Good News Friday marred by Bad News Video
In a CNET Conversation, Tom Rogers tells Molly Wood that the DirecTV TiVo is coming in the second half of the year. He swears.
In a sit-down with Molly Wood, TiVo's boss talks about when the DirecTV TiVo is coming (soon!), why TiVo isn't the standard offering for cable DVRs, and why the Premiere series isn't totally baked yet.
Comcast and TiVo's long-running negotiations (think five years, people) to bring TiVo software to Comcast's set-top boxes is now officially dead. As are TiVo's hopes, as far as we're concerned. Also, CNET may have tipped off Sony to yet another planned attack this weekend, and good news! They stopped it! Bad news: PSN and Qriocity may not be fully operational until May 31. Also, a civil war seems to be brewing over at Anonymous, and you can't pay attention because you have too much brain. --Molly
If you're a DirecTV viewer who just can't live without the TiVo interface and can settle for its operational caveats, the aging DirecTV HR10-250 HD TiVo is a worthwhile DVR option.
Tivo VP of Product Strategy, Jim Denney, talks about Tivo's strategy to become more than a linear TV recorder; the emerging importance of the "second screen" in the living room; where the heck the DirecTV Tivo is; and more.
CNET's Patrick Houston gets a closer look DirecTV's first digital video recorder to include TiVo-powered high-definition viewing.
Natali Del Conte Morris joins us on today's show to talk voting, iOS 4.2 and the curse of that dreaded mute switch, and some notes from the future of technology (hint: it knows where you are). Plus: the real reason DirecTV dropped G4! --Molly
On Mailbag, a sad announcement (apologies in advance), some happy news, and hardly any iPad stuff.
Older brother slaps younger brother in the face with various items found around the house. Pretty funny stuff.
It's a special episode of Buzzed Out Loud, where Darren Kitchen is high on pain meds and refusing to get a car and we're high on good news--from Chilean mine rescues to Google do-gooding. Also, Digg is hoping that the Coke Classic approach will help stop the bleeding. --Molly