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Happy 4th of July!

Tue, 07/03/2012 - 13:28
After an afternoon of grilling, we’ve got two great ways for you to sit back, relax, and celebrate Independence Day with TiVo. First, queue up an amazing fireworks display right in your living room! We’ve searched through dozens of videos and found a fireworks display for your viewing pleasure. To watch, keep an eye out and visit the fireworks call-out in the TiVo menus. Then, spend some time pondering America’s history with the TiVo 4th of July Collection. We’ve got everything covered from documentaries and presidential biopics to classic movies Continue Reading

Just in time for the fourth: Grill it!

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 17:13
Fourth of July is right around the corner and we don’t know about you, but we’re going to start celebrating this weekend by getting the grill going. Where to begin? Queue up Hulu on your TiVo box and start watching every mouth-watering episode of Grill it! With Bobby Flay . You’re sure to please a crowd with these summery, finger-lickin’ recipes. Grill it! With Bobby Flay won an Emmy for Best Culinary Program in 2009 and if anyone needs more proof that this is a great grilling source, tell them Continue Reading

Vampires vs. Aliens (True Blood & Falling Skies – which to Season Pass; which to watch live?)

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 16:52
The start of the summer has included the return of two fan favorites, HBO’s True Blood and TNT’s Falling Skies, and we could not be more excited for what’s in store.  **SPOILER ALERT** Waiting nine long months for the return of True Blood was painful, but the season opener and seeing Detective Stabler trade in his badge for fangs in episode 2 were well worth the wait. Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU) and fellow newcomer Christopher Heyerdahl (Sanctuary, The Twilight Saga) took on the difficult task of joining an Continue Reading

Extreme Makeover: TiVo Edition!

Thu, 06/21/2012 - 16:36
Not sure if you’ve noticed, but we’ve got a whole new look going on. No need to double check the URL, you’re in the right place – this is… (use your best TV announcer voice) the brand new Official TiVo Blog! We’ve organized it into four categories: Entertainment, Announcements, Audience Research, and Corporate News, so you can easily find the information your looking for and explore our archives. But wait, there’s more! Not only are we super excited to share with you this beautiful new blog, but we’ve also revamped Continue Reading

TiVo App for Android tablets has arrived!

Thu, 06/21/2012 - 11:57
The TiVo App for Android tablets is officially here! Now you can search, browse, explore and share comments about your favorite TV show or movie without interrupting what you’re already watching on your TiVo® DVR. Features of the App Include: Guide – Find what’s on in an instant by channel, date and time without interrupting [...]

Bunheads vs. Gilmore Girls

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 18:39
‘Gilmore Girls’ creator Amy Sherman-Palladino premiered her latest, ‘Bunheads,’ on ABC Family this month (6/11), but it’s not just the creator and the network (where GG lives on in syndication) that these shows have in common…set your TiVo and take a closer look:Only two-episodes into ‘Bunheads,’ Sherman-Palladino’s penchant for pop culture references and Sorkin-esque fast-talking [...]

Bunheads vs. Gilmore Girls

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 10:00
‘Gilmore Girls’ creator Amy Sherman-Palladino premiered her latest, ‘Bunheads,’ on ABC Family this month (6/11), but it’s not just the creator and the network (where GG lives on in syndication) that these shows have in common…set your TiVo and take a closer look: Only two-episodes into ‘Bunheads,’ Sherman-Palladino’s penchant for pop culture references and Sorkin-esque fast-talking scenes are already apparent. And in addition to repeat matriarch Kelly Bishop, we’ve also spotted Gregg Henry (Mitchum Huntzberger) as a surfer bartender and heard that Chris Eigeman (Jason Stiles) and Rose Abdoo (Gypsy) Continue Reading

Father’s Day Face-Off – We have a winner!

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 08:50
Drumroll please…and the winner of the “Father’s Day Face-Off” is… Mr. Phil Dunphy! We had an inkling when he blew all the other comedy Dads out of the water in the first round of the Father’s Day Face-Off, but who could predict that Mr. Dunphy would also leave cutthroat (literally) competitors Dexter Morgan and Eddard [...]

Cinema Predictions

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 22:39
During the past year TiVo has been studying box office performances in relation to the fast-forward rates of movie spots – and the correlation between the two is undeniable. Fast-forward rate is simply the percent a spot is skipped during live plus seven days of time-shifted viewing. On average the fast-forward rates for movie spots, [...]

Cinema Predictions

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 12:59
During the past year TiVo has been studying box office performances in relation to the fast-forward rates of movie spots – and the correlation between the two is undeniable. Fast-forward rate is simply the percent a spot is skipped during live plus seven days of time-shifted viewing. On average the fast-forward rates for movie spots, [...]

Cinema Predictions

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 10:00
During the past year TiVo has been studying box office performances in relation to the fast-forward rates of movie spots – and the correlation between the two is undeniable. Fast-forward rate is simply the percent a spot is skipped during live plus seven days of time-shifted viewing. On average the fast-forward rates for movie spots, which are traditionally some of the most popular commercials on television, range from 12-17%. We first took notice of this correlation in September of 2011 when the latest “can’t miss” Sarah Jessica Parker film I Continue Reading

Father’s Day Face-Off: Final Four

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 09:00
Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday and our quest for the ultimate TV Dad continues! We’re in the final round of the “Father’s Day Face-Off,” a bracket of 16 TV Dads from our top-recorded shows — 8 comedies and 8 dramas — now voted down to the final four by our fans on Facebook [...]

Xfinity On Demand now available in the greater Boston area for TiVo and Comcast customers!

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 22:55
Great news! Following a successful rollout in the SF Bay Area, customers in the greater Boston area can now enjoy Xfinity® On Demand and everything you love from the web – all through the easy-to-use and innovative TiVo interface. TiVo and Comcast have joined forces to deliver Boston area Xfinity TV subscribers, access to all [...]

The Power of the DVR Habit

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 22:49
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 - 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 [...]

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