Forgive me if I’m a little slow in covering the “news” that came out yesterday, as I assume the blog-dwelling, TiVo fans and investors are up to speed on the New England Comcast Motorola TiVo service rollout. Details from TiVo’s release:
The new service combines TiVo’s award-winning interface and exclusive features, including WishList® searches, TiVo Suggestions and Season Pass™ recordings, with Comcast’s comprehensive channel lineup and massive On Demand library – which includes the most high-definition viewing choices on the market – in one box. The Comcast DVR with TiVo service uses the existing Motorola DVR set-top box provided by Comcast so customers don’t need to purchase additional equipment. The service is just $2.95 more than standard HD DVR service, and customers who want to subscribe can call Comcast to schedule an installation appointment.
I’m living in a hotel this week… So while I’ve missed some coverage, the USA Today is being delivered to my room. They printed a nice chart differentiating Series3/Series2 stand-alone units from the new Comcast TiVo service and the write-up is a good read. Some highlights: Emphasizing “Tru2way“, acknowledging bugs, discussing delays due to technical challenge, Comcast-TiVo partnership good through 2014, though no details on a broader deployment.