I know there has been much discussion about cloud-based DVRs. On the official TiVi blog http://blog.tivo.com/
, there is a new post that mentions "cloud-based architecture". Here is the relevant part:
We at TiVo Research and Analytics are developing some very innovative measurement solutions that we would like to share with you:
* Moving our current system to a cloud-based architecture will allow us to grow our STB data footprint to over three million households.
Here is a link to the full post:
It appears they are referring to "measurement solutions" only, but the phrase "moving our current system" certainly leaves much to be interpreted. I have little concern that they are moving to a cloud storage for recordings, nonetheless this post creates food for thought. For example, Roamio users are already having issues when TiVo's site is down creating limited DVR functionality (or when one's Internet is unavailable). While one hopes that TPTB and their programmers have learned to be very careful in this area, there could be a real danger if instead they move even further into this arena.
I would love to hear more from TiVo on this subject.