TiVo, Inc. long ignored the Canadian marketplace. In fact, like the Australians, the Canadian marketplace consisted of imported boxes to be hacked for free (and local) guide data. More recently, TiVo did make legit service and guide data available to Canadian customers – though I believe units were only available for online ordering or required a trip across the border. If you like your standard definition recording with dual tuners, TiVo has good news for my northern friends:
The TiVo Series2 DT DVR will be available in early December at major Canadian retailers including Best Buy, The Brick, London Drug and Future Shop for just $199 CAD MSRP plus standard TiVo subscription fees. TiVo will not be available in Quebec immediately.
I’m not sure if TiVo’s required to upgrade the system interface, but at the very least they haven’t got their bilingual French packaging together for retail sale in Quebec. I assume they’ll offer a CableCARD-neutered TiVo HD at some point… to a variety of regions.