TiVo's CEO: DirecTV box coming soon! Video
TiVo's CEO: DirecTV box coming soon! Video Transcript
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>>We asked our users what they wanted to talk about and what they wanted to hear from you and there was really, I would say, one resounding issue, about that Direct TV TiVo, what can you tell me?
>>Are people going to stay with us or you going to fast forward all the way through you think?
>>Wait a minute, I might have to ask you again at the end because I am not allowed to leave here without an answer.
>>Well, Direct TV is an important client for us who we are working hard with to come up with something by the latter part of this year and we're very excited to be back in business with Direct TV which has been a major part of TiVo's history in the past and a player that we have had a major break with and then have patched things up and are back together in business, so we're excited to get things going. They have a new CEO who we think is just terrific, particularly because he's so consumer marketing oriented and we think we're all about being able to connect more with the consumer and make the television experience better and friendlier. So, for a lot of reasons, we're excited about that but the time frame continues to look like the latter part of this year.
>>So, can you give us any specifics about what it might look like? Will there be, you know, until now it's been older versions of the software, the TiVo premier experience you've said would not necessarily be available, do you know if it will potentially be a new box for those consumers?
>>Well, it'll certainly be a new box. I'm not going to discuss the specific features or the look and feel now, but the main thing it's intended to accomplish is give people the look and feel of TiVo with all the functionality and channel capability of Direct TV and being able to marry those in an experience that today is unavailable to Direct TV subscribers. So, everybody should stay tuned and more to come.
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.
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.
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.
During CNET's 2005 Holiday Helpdesk, Celia in North Carolina had heard about possible fees using her DirecTV to record shows and turned to us for our input on this rumor.
Molly Wood on why TiVo is a verb.
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
We tried so hard to enjoy various good news items today, like how the DirecTV TiVo is coming in 2010, Sony is climbing up the game console sale charts, and the tech sector is finally hiring again and making money and stuff! But ... you know. There's also Sony's refusal to refund retailers who give money back to unhappy PS3 owners, Ireland trying to censor the Internet, and Ning working as hard as possible to lose every single one of its users. We tried, though. We really did. --Molly
Amazon steps up competition with Netflix, Viacom and DirecTV make peace, and Twitter continues legal fight.
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