well, like I said it is not an officially anounced pattern. just more what has been happening this year and is related to new features designed to market TiVo more easily.
KidZone has gotten a lot pf parent type groups to start pushing TiVo to their members as a way to directly block shows they do not think should be watched. I use kidzone on the TiVo in the play room and love it. It can still record any show we get, so the kids favorite shows I approve of can be watched on the TiVo but since I only allow channels like PBS or TLC or animal planet to be freely viewed and then only if the rating is a G or the like the kids have spent a LOT less time just vegging in front of the TV. I can also block all the religious channels and keep PAt robertson and the like from scarring my kids
I can see why Parental groups are pushing it as an answer.
wondering what TiVo Inc.s' filings will be like this year.
Hopefully the end of year update is more about finalizing and tweaking these updates for performance. Adding in WPA would be a nice feature as well