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03-04-2010, 02:34 AM
Yup, apparently TiVo is still working with Comcast on a Tru2Way version of the new Premier user interface, possibly to run on third-party cable company supplied boxes. Also, the DirecTV TiVo will be based on the classic TiVo user interface not the new Premiere user interface.
TiVo Building tru2way Version of New Interface
MARCH 3, 2010
03-04-2010, 02:39 AM
Some snippets from the above linked article:
TiVo Inc. says it's building a tru2way version of its new interface for Comcast Corp. and other cable operators, but it's also pitching major MSOs on using the company's new "Premiere" boxes -- unveiled Tuesday night -- as their primary DVR for cable subscribers.
“Would we like to see the big guys ultimately gravitate to this kind of solution? Yes. Realistically, we think the tru2way path is the way they’re going, and we have to be geared toward translating what we’re doing here to a tru2Way opportunity. And they’re funding us to do that. But it’s going to take a long time,” TiVo CEO Tom Rogers told Light Reading Cable after unveiling the new boxes here at Rockefeller Center.
The Premiere platform integrates Web content from Netflix Inc. , Amazon.com Inc., Blockbuster Inc., and Pandora Media Inc. , and also allows users to add Web video content to the user interface through RSS feeds from sites like The Onion and The New York Times.
The new platform won't be available to DirecTV Group Inc. subscribers, since the satellite TV giant uses an older version of TiVo software in its DVRs. But Rogers said TiVo is creating a new software for DirecTV DVRs that will add some new functions.
“Their [DirecTV’s] next implementation of us is not going to have this look and feel. It’s based on the classic TiVo,” he said.
03-04-2010, 07:24 AM
If the Premier had MOCA, it would be ready to go on the hardware front for Verizon FiOS. Since FiOS doesn't use SDV there is no need to worry about the turning adapter capabilities. All that would be needed is a flash module to handle Verizon's OnDemand services. If TiVo is smart, they left hooks in the new UI to allow plugging in provider modules to pull the custom capabilities in.
If the Premier had MOCA, it would be ready to go on the hardware front for Verizon FiOS.
Shouldn't it be able to use the ethernet port on the actiontec for ondemand? I don't see why this is not technically possible other than Verizon not wanting to do it.
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