TiVo comes to your Internet

TiVo, the company whose digital video recorder revolutionized television-viewing by allowing viewers to skip through commercials, is getting ready to test another groundbreaking concept. The company has reached an agreement with the Independent Film Channel that will give TiVo subscribers the ability to download programming via the Internet directly onto their TiVo set-top box.

The shows will bypass the standard cable and broadcast pathway, and could be a glimpse into the future of content delivery. In an added bonus, TiVo subscribers could get shows before they even air.

When TiVo was released it made a splash by allowing viewers more control over their television-watching experience. Finally, viewers could watch shows whenever they wanted, fast-forward through commercials, and pause live TV. TiVo also was pioneered the concept of "season passes," which allowed the subscriber to tell the system to record a program every time it aired.

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AWESOME!!!! it probally cost a lot of money
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Right, but can you imagine the product placement withint the show that will have to happen in order for them to afford to make the shows? Desperate Housewives Love Dr. Pepper, anyone?
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Yeah, I can't wait for the day when there is no such thing as a Television Schedule. The concept of a schedule will just be on what date a show is first released. Everything will be on demand.
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This is the greatest thing I've ever heard of!
Does this mean though that TiVo will become a cable company too? Because if you can just download (via some sort of schedule) the programs or movies you want, why would you pay $60-100 a month for cable service? I guess it all depends on the price they charge. But I know I'd pay $50 a month without thinking twice for this service. I would also cancel my DirecTV (and I love DirecTV) and use just this service.
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Where do i sign up.
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Do it cost money?
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"Finally, viewers could watch shows whenever they wanted, fast-forward through commercials..."
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vcr's had been doing that for more than 20 years. nothing new or special in that.
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All I can say is: Finally.
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