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The Power of the DVR Habit

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 14:40
I just finished reading The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg. This fascinating and insightful book highlights several case studies from companies such as Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, and Target to Olympic medalists and NFL athletes. Mr. Duhigg describes how bad habits were broken by replacing them with healthier options, and thereby creating new habits [...]

The Power of the DVR Habit

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:00
I just finished reading The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg. This fascinating and insightful book highlights several case studies from companies such as Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, and Target to Olympic medalists and NFL athletes. Mr. Duhigg describes how bad habits were broken by replacing them with healthier options, and thereby creating new habits for consumers. Febreze® is one such success story. Who drank coffee at 3pm ten years ago? Not many. Who needs a coffee break at 3pm today? Millions. Because coffee breaks during the afternoon are now Continue Reading

Phil Dunphy: Dad of the Year?

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 13:18
Sunday, June 17, is Father’s Day. Dads across the nation will bask in the glory of a carefree day, complete with home-cooked meals and hand-crafted cards. It’s a great day to hang out with the family and queue up some recordings on the ol’ TiVo box. All this got us thinking about Dads on TV. [...]

Trending on YouTube: The Great Gatsby Trailer

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 17:19
There’s nothing quite like navigating a world of YouTube clips with your trusty TiVo peanut remote, lounging in your favorite chair. One of our favorite things to do with our TiVo box is watch upcoming movie trailers (in HD!). Today’s trending video is a dramatized Hollywood version of The Great Gatsby, coming out around Christmas. So [...]

ABC’s Cougar Town Migrates to TBS, Airs Finale

Wed, 05/30/2012 - 14:56
Last night’s season finale of Cougar Town marked the last episode that will air on ABC. The show was teetering on the edge of cancellation since the day it premiered, but dedication by its writers, cast, crew and fans have prevailed. Next season, the Cul-de-sac Crew’s escapades will be airing on TBS. Currently #81 on TiVo’s top [...]

Pandora’s Box (The TiVo Box)

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:30
  Getting ready to kickoff summer with a Memorial Day weekend BBQ? You better have some tunes ready! Remember — it’s super easy to customize your jams from Pandora using your TiVo box. If you’v never used it, Pandora is a music recommendation service that lets you create radio stations based on songs and artists [...]

TiVo Owners Forecasted Phillips’ Idol Victory

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:01
On Tuesday, most-watched moments from TiVo-using Idol fans indicated Phillip Phillips was likely to win season 11 of American Idol. After a finale jam-packed with celebrity appearances and Idol alums, it looks like TiVo data had the answer all along. Keep those TiVo boxes running!

And the Winner of American Idol Is…

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:48
…announced tonight! (Sorry, we just couldn’t resist a little Ryan Seacrest-style drama.) The moment Idol fans have been waiting for since January will be announced tonight on FOX, when either Phillip Phillips or Jessica Sanchez will be crowned as Season 11′s champion.  If our TiVo viewing data is any indication, it may be Phillip’s moment [...]

HOUSE, M.D. Checks Out For Good

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 10:00
TV’s crankiest clinician is set to finally set down his stethoscope tonight, as Fox ends an 8 year, 177 show run with a macabre episode titled ‘Everybody Dies.’ The show has long been a TiVo favorite, as it is the number 5 most recorded show on TiVo boxes, behind Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, [...]

“Survivor: One World”: Reminiscence is Futile

Wed, 05/16/2012 - 14:04
This week, Kim Spradlin won Survivor: One World. No surprise there! One of the top moments of this finale was Kim winning the final immunity challenge to seal her victory. As Chelsea said to Kim during the challenge: “You’re a beast!” Other than that, the finale was fairly dull. When the remaining Survivors reminisced about their [...]

New Picks on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video

Mon, 05/14/2012 - 17:39
The great thing about Netflix and Amazon Instant Video on your TiVo box is that new content is always feeding into your TV. So, we wanted to give you our top picks for new content that has cropped up recently on both of these services. Have a look, and throw ‘em on the TiVo!   [...]

An Update for TiVo® Premiere!

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 11:00
We are pleased to announce the newest software release (version 20.2.1) for TiVo Premiere, Premiere XL and Premiere XL4 (Premiere Elite).  Boxes will automatically receive the update over the coming weeks, but signing up at http://tivo.com/priority could get you the update a little sooner. We are excited to announce that with this update you will [...]

“The Voice” Final Four, and One Bold Prediction

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 14:28
Last night, the final four contestants on NBC’s The Voice strutted their stuff with three performances each. Our top watched TiVo moments tell the story. Christina and Chris Mann’s duet of “The Prayer,” came through as the top-ranked performance, with Jermain Paul’s solo rendition of “I Believe I Can Fly” close behind. However, Juliette Simms’ solo, [...]

Girls, Veep Challenge Game of Thrones for TiVo Supremacy

Fri, 05/04/2012 - 17:32
  We were checking out our Season Pass rankings the other day. Something stood out right away – there is a whole lot of movement going on, and it’s coming from HBO’s neck of the woods. Girls, the Lena Dunham vehicle that has critics fawning, started without much notice on TiVo box Season Pass lists, all [...]

Precious TV Moments: The TiVo Community Responds

Fri, 05/04/2012 - 10:30
  On Tuesday, we asked our fans on Facebook the following question: What show could you never delete from your TiVo box and how long has it been there? We were totally floored by the number of responses (more than 300!). We read through them, and saw some themes emerge. They speak to a diversity [...]

Live Sports: 3 Rules of Thumb for Time Shifting

Wed, 05/02/2012 - 10:30
When it comes to live sporting events, don’t put your TiVo on the bench. A good old fashioned time shift can get you past some of those timeouts and delays of game without missing out on anything. Besides, watching live might mean rushed bathroom breaks and frenzied snack-making (no one should ever have to choose [...]

Can tonight’s Glee outdo the ‘Whitney’ episode?

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 10:00
Two weeks ago Glee blew our minds with a multi-colored LED dance floor (how did Sue get that into the music room?) and a drag-tastic performance of “Boogie Shoes” (the dress! the choreography!). Then, last Tuesday, our ears were treated to a Whitney Houston tribute episode, Dance With Somebody. Everyone poured their hearts out in so many [...]

’30 Rock’ Breaking News Live: East vs. West

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 14:14
On Thursday night, fans of 30 Rock got a special treat: a fully live episode (the first since 2010), aired separately on the east and west coasts. 30 Rock took advantage of the two-part broadcast, switching up some celebrity cameos from Kim Kardashian (west coast), Paul McCartney (east coast) and Brian Williams (west coast). The live show was [...]

YouTube Video of the Week: Katy Perry Lip Syncs “Call Me Maybe”

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 10:30
In case you missed it, this week’s viral video spotlight is Katy Perry’s lip-sync of Carly Rae Jepsen’s catchy pop song “Call Me Maybe.” Perry, who recorded the video poolside during her off-time from Coachella, joins a host of other celebrities who have also famously lip-synced the song, including Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale, [...]

Cash Cab, and Discovery Channel Favorites

Mon, 04/23/2012 - 08:00
It was a sad day when we found out Discovery Channel’s hit game show Cash Cab will no longer producing new episodes. One part reality, two parts game show, Cash Cab and its infamous host Ben Bailey held a pretty dedicated following of fans. After all, who can resist a game show that drives around [...]