I glossed over TiVo’s Suddenlink press release yesterday… which essentially announced another RCN-esque deal, slated to hit towards the end of the year. And my inattentiveness nearly cost me some promising news on possible enhancements to TiVo’s multi-room
copying viewing, a feature that’s seriously crippled in many digital cable environments (like mine) and lagging the competition.
Light Reading has the scoop and seems to suggest a MoCA solution could be in the works for cable partner products deployed by RCN and Suddenlink, while traditional home networking would be the “likely” choice for the retail TiVo Premiere. Whichever path(es) they pursue, I hope TiVo also considers streaming content not just DVR to DVR, but DVR to extender. (As Moxi does.) And how about getting it done, with a unified playlist, in 2010?