TiVo/DirecTV R10 DVRs are getting harder and harder to find. It seems that Circuit City, BestBuy, and Amazon are all out of stock on these. And since they’re out of production, there are no more to come to these retailers. We reported a few weeks ago that DirecTV is sending out R15 DVRs to people who call to ask for “TiVos”. So we can only assume they’re out also. We still have stock on these – we made a big purchase before they were all gone – but we won’t have them forever. If you want one, get it soon . . .
Fortunately, I’m better with upgrading TiVos than I am with a digital camera.
Here’s a picture:
We used the Mac version of TiVoToGo and we’re pretty happy – this certainly demonstrates progress on the Mac front. The interface is smooth and polished – and just getting official Mac support back is great.
Haven’t seen a picture of this anywhere on the net. It’s the TiVo made for use in Taiwan. If you know what you’re looking for in the menus, you can find it, because they’re almost identical to the US models. It’s based on the 5400X0 architecture.
One important CES tidbit left out of the last entry concerns the HR10-250 – DirecTV’s HD TiVo.
According to several conversations from several companies, 6.2 is indeed coming to HR10-250s. So this will mean, apparently, some extra speed, bug fixes, and, best of all, folders, on the unit. So sometime soon, your WeaKnees 130 hour HD TiVo won’t have one long, long list of programs recorded – you’ll get some organization. Considering the SD capacity on this unit, and even just the HD capacity, that’ll mean a lot.
Some of the WeaKnees staff came to CES to get the latest info. Much has been reported elsewhere about the TiVo Series 3 HD box with multiple tuners, etc., so we won’t go into the details again here except to reiterate that at this point, it looks like Multi-Room Viewing and TiVoToGo won’t be on this box initially. TiVo does seem to want to add those features pending both technical issues and DRM points.
Next, we wanted to get the word out about the new version of TiVo Central Online that’s in beta. It’s pretty nice – the search functionality is much improved, the guide is beautiful and uses color-coding (runs on an Ajax engine for fast updates on the client side), the TiVo Suggestions engine is in use here in effect. And one of the best features – the top recording lists. There is a list of the top ten prospective recordings of the new week – pretty nice, you get a tip off of what’s coming that people care about. This list is of recordings that people choose manually – not Season Passes. And there are more lists . . .
We’ll get more details posted here and we’ve got some pictures to upload also. But the news from TiVo is good – very good. In fact, there are some developments and new products that we can’t get into here, but we’re pretty sure the TiVo world will be very happy to see them.
More to come . . .