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September 3, 2011 by

The decline and fall of TiVo and Media Center

The DVR is an endangered species. TiVo, the company that defined the category a decade ago, is on the ropes, and Microsoft has all but declared Media Center a legacy app. A comparison of the two technologies explains why.

November 10, 2009 by

Moxi introduces three-tuner HD DVR, reduces prices on dual-tuner version

TiVo isn't the only company trying to entice people to choose its DVR solution over one you can get bundled with your cable or satellite programming. Moxi is going the extra step with the latest version of its HD DVR, unleashing a new model that incorporate three HD tuners instead of the dual-tuner setup introduced earlier this year (and at which TiVo's HD DVR also maxes out).

April 5, 2009 by

Time Warner Cable to offer multi-room DVRs, Echostar to deliver Sling Media set-top box

With competition from satellite and fiber-optic TV competitors coming from one side, and the Internet from the other, the cable industry needs to deliver new products to keep their subscribers from defecting to the alternatives. At last week's 2009 Cable Show, tru2way technology—an open application platform for set-top box developers—was unveiled in a couple of devices that can help cable providers keep in step with their rivals' more cutting-edge offerings.

November 12, 2008 by

Vudu takes HD lead; enough to stay alive?

Vudu, the product and service that brings downloadable movies to TV sets, is chugging full-speed-ahead when it comes to adding HD titles to its on-demand video service. This week, there were reports that Vudu's catalog now has more than 1,100 HD titles, leading a pack that includes AppleTV and Xbox.

October 15, 2008 by

First tru2way HDTVs available from Panasonic

The first generation of CableCards was pretty much a bust, as cable companies didn't want anything to do with the devices, which could replace a set-top box by being installed in TVs or home theater PCs (HTPCs). The disinterest was due to the fact that the technology only allowed communication in one direction: from the cable company to the user.

October 2, 2008 by

Is Apple out of ideas?

In an interesting BusinessWeek story, Arik Hesseldahl asks: "Where does Apple go from here?"For a company who has made a reputation of surprising consumers and (re)setting the bar, it's a good question.


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