Best Buy to offer TVs with TiVo interface starting 7/31

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    innocentfreak

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    modnar

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    And with "no DVR capabilities" according to the article. Cool, nonetheless.
     
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    innocentfreak

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    TheWGP

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    I'm curious to see price points and if it interacts at all with existing Tivo units - my money is on no, because Best Buy doesn't make any money if it allows that. (that is, make any money from that one feature - certainly they'll make money off the product as a whole.) Plus, I could see Tivo not wanting it to happen because that would cannibalize sales of "bedroom units" and Tivo MAY have the Preview coming out, which would be a pretty direct competitor if streaming were enabled - we'll see on that one.

    The impression I'm getting from that press release is that Best Buy viewed Tivo as nothing more than a UI design - I doubt they let Tivo touch anything "serious" about the unit.

    Does anyone else think it's ironic that this is the first Tivo-involved product to be released with built-in wifi? :D
     
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    aaronwt

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    Interesting. I wonder if it will be possible to stream content from a premiere box?
     
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    TheWGP

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    Maybe Dave should make friends with someone at Best Buy PR, since he's pretty well-known in the "Tivo press" such as it is. Sounds like he needs a new TV anyway! :D
     
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    MrJedi

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    If this ends up being able to stream from a Premiere then I will get one as a 2nd TV for our basement. We have toyed with the idea of watching TV down there in the Summer, and the living room in the Winter for a few years now. This would make it easier to do so without having to buy a second TiVo.
     
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    sbiller

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    I think it will be Video On Demand (OTT) only based on this blog post from Insignia last year.

    http://community.insigniaproducts.com/t5/Make-Your-Mark-The-Insignia-Blog/LOOK-MA-NO-BOX-Insignia-TiVo-tag-team/ba-p/10436


     
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    Johncv

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    Just two days before the collapse of the US economy, of course the stock market crash before that. No one will have jobs or money. We will all be killing each other over food and water. I think Insigna TV will be the last thing on anyone mind.
     
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    unitron

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    I'm not sure what the point of having a TiVo "interface" is if there's no DVR involved, but the marketingspeak for it talks about combining the power of the internet with the something-or-the-other of the TiVo interface, so I guess that means it's going to be like the Premiere and if your internet connection is temporarily down it'll take the afternoon off.:rolleyes:
     
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    Well, HDTV's feel the need some type of EPG for those who are watching directly from an OTA antenna, as PSIP is still spotty in some cities and TV Guide looks like crap and Insignia (BB house brand) can get a nice looking interface to make their cheap products more desirable. Insignia needs something to compete with the likes of Sumsung, et al. who have those tons of on-line options built in the HDTV, and TiVo was probably an affordable option to access on-line content.

    It is a good way to expose people to the TiVo interface and get TiVo into homes to create awareness and most likely a positive experience using TiVo as an EPG and on line content access device built in to the HDTV. This awareness and experience with the HDTV interface could very well have those consumers far more open to selecting TiVo as their DVR and on line streamer for their home even with the monthly charge, as they are likely to really like the Insignia HDTV experience. It is a smart move for both Insignia and TiVo, and TiVo needs to get into those homes to show its stuff somehow.
     
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    SugarBowl

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    Is there a cablecard slot?
     
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    davezatz

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    Based on that flyer/magazine thing I ran, there's no mention. I assume it'd drive up the cost and confusion. Then again a TiVo product without DVR capabilities could be confusing. But I've been hoping they'd expand for some time. A TiVo Blu-ray player would have been a safer bet, tho.
     
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    innocentfreak

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    I would actually be interested in a TiVo Blu-Ray player. I don't know how well it would translate though. One of the things I have always liked about the TiVo is how well the controls feel while playing back content. I don't know if that would feel the same when playing back a disc.
     
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    davezatz

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    It'd be nice. I owned two Toshiba TiVo/DVD combos - a consistant UI between TV and disc that was understandable, with super smooth ffw, rw, and trick play. It was so unlike the typical DVD player, loved it.
     
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    innocentfreak

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    Even better would be a seamless ecosystem where you could add a TiVo Blu-ray player that could be streamed and played back via A Premiere. I don't know if that would be possible though, but it would eliminate the need to swap inputs and would allow you to use the player in multiple rooms. Of course you would have to remember to put the disc in first.
     
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    aadam101

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    You can already stream from a Premiere.

    The more I think about it the more I think Tivo will charge for the ability to stream to subscriptionless devices.
     
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    innocentfreak

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    He is talking about using the TV to stream from the Premiere.
     

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