RCN’s Sr. Director of Video Product and Video Operations, Jason Nealis, has kindly spilled the beans. TiVo Premiere-to-Premiere streaming functionality is indeed included in the 14.8 software update. Perhaps even more significant (to TiVo) is what looks to be a consolidation of the codebase. The fact the RCN-deployed TiVo Premiere DVR hardware is running a similarly numbered software version as retail and now includes the HDUI is notable.
From Jason’s RCN release notes on DSL Reports:
- Support for IPAD APP
- Support for Multi Room Streaming (versus move of content)
- Several Bug Fixes and enhancements
- VOD previews
- Further TiVo Look / Feel when in VOD Portal
While streaming has previously been alluded to and leaked, not to mention those compelling new clues in the code, we still don’t know when or if the improved multi-room DVR functionality is headed to retail TiVo DVRs. Also the fact that no one on the TiVo Community or DSL Reports has yet mentioned experiencing it, this feature may require activation on TiVo’s end. And then there’s the technology itself. I assume TiVo’s MSO partners would utilize MoCA while retail would require a home network.
(Thanks for the tip, machpost!)