Broadband connected TiVo subscribers will receive a program package that includes two new trailers for the highly anticipated Weinstein Company films Arthur & The Invisibles, a live-action and computer-animated family adventure featuring the talents of Madonna, Snoop Dogg, Mia Farrow and David Bowie, and Bobby, Emilio Estevez’s exploration of the night in 1968 when Bobby Kennedy was gunned down nd the lives of those at the Ambassador Hotel that fateful night. Party-goers will also be treated to trailers for the upcoming comedy School for Scoundrels starring Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder, and the action-adventure film Stormbreaker starring Ewan McGregor and Mickey Rourke, both from the Weinstein Company. The special 2-hour programming block will feature a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the innovative new Concord Music CD “Ray Sings, Basie wings” featuring commentary from Ray Charles’ longtime manager; “hopefuls” auditioning for the opportunity to perform at a Def on Demand event sponsored by H20: Hip Hop OnDemand; and a one-hour recap of the hit Sci-Fi Channel series Battlestar Galactica narrated by series star Mary McDonnell.
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The time has come to make a decision… my options are to return or to purchase my Series3 review unit. I’ve really enjoyed using the S3 TiVo and it sure beats the Moto 6412, but it seems like a lot of cash. On the other hand, maybe TiVo, Inc should just leave it with me and write it off as a marketing expense. Hmmm. Help guide me by casting your vote below!
Wow, looks like Diego is shifting gears… They produce the highly regarded Moxi DVR software, yet have found limited distribution via cable deals. Unlike TiVo which started out retail then moved to sat and cable deals, Moxi has announced plans to finally enter the retail market next fall with a $1,000 dual-tuning multistream CableCARD HD DVR. With the death of ReplayTV’s set-top box, and the stagnation of Sony’s and LG’s MS DVR product lines I’m looking forward to a little competition in the marketplace. Given Diego’s executive staff pedigrees, I wouldn’t be surprised if we ultimately end up seeing a “Sony DVR with Moxi.”
TWICE writes: Former Sony A/V marketing executives Mike Fidler, now Digeo’s CEO, and Greg Gudorf, now Digeo’s COO, said they will showcase at International CES in January a multi-tuner HD cable box with built-in DVR to be priced at around $1,000. Plans are to begin selling the product through consumer electronics retail partners by fall 2007, they said. Still an �open issue� is whether the box would be sold under the Moxi brand or under the brand of another CE trademark. Gudorf said the Moxi retail set-top will incorporate a multi-stream CableCARD slot enabling purchasers to access most cable TV services including video-on-demand and other interactive services using a CableCARD supplied by the local system operator. The multi-steam card would allow using a single card for multi-tuner viewing and recording, unlike the recently announced TiVo Series3 devices which include dual uni-directional CableCARD slots to access two channels at one time.
OK, so the headline isn’t entirely accurate… More like: “Mom tires of resisting, Dave orders TiVo for her.” When visiting last month, I failed to convince her she needed a DVR. Well being somewhat manipulative, I might have accidentally changed her homepage to ZNF. Between the numerous questions I answered and the new fall season, she’s decided she might need a DVR. We could have gone the cable company DVR route, though when I mentioned that possibility she said, “Comcast, they suck.” Like mother, like son? TiVo.com/baseball is still active — get an 80 hour unit for $12.95/mo or a DT for $30 upfront plus $12.95/mo. I figured the single tuner unit (it’s a “digital VCR”) would be easier for her to wrap her mind around, so that’s where we’re starting. Mom is higher tech than she realizes and runs WPA… so initially, I’ll have her on dialup instead of messing with a wireless bridge or reconfiguring her network security.