Entries Tagged as 'TiVo'

Roku Licenses TiVo Patents For Future Enhancements

April 12th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, electronic program guides, Live OTT services, News, Satellite TV, search and recommendation, Second Screen, Streaming Services, UHDTV

                                                                                         Roku just upgraded the firmware in its media player and Roku TV operating system to monitor what users watch on live TV to help make meaningful recommendations for over-the-top (OTT) streaming programs, but a new patent licensing agreement with TiVO revealed Wednesday indicates even more robust capabilities could be the way. TiVo (formerly known […]

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Vizio Adds Google Home Control To SmartCast Products

January 18th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, electronic program guides, Full Array LED Backlit with Local Dimming, HDR, Home Automation, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, screen mirroring, Second Screen, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Streaming Services, UHDTV

  One week after announcing it had updated the SmartCast platform powered by Google’s Chromecast, TV/video display maker Vizio said that its SmartCast enabled products are now compatible with Google Home, Google’s new voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Vizio SmartCast TVs have Chromecast functionality built in to enable streaming video and music apps […]

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Philips PVRs ‘Powered By TiVo’ Planned For Fall

January 18th, 2017 · No Comments · Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, DVR, electronic program guides, Full HD 1080p, News

  The Philips and TiVo brands will be reunited this Fall on a line of Personal Video Recorders (PVRs) designed for use by consumers looking to avoid pricey cable or satellite TV subscription services. An executive with P&F USA, which licenses the Philips brand for the sale and marketing of TVs and video-related products in […]

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TiVo Unveils 3 TB Bolt+ OTT 4K/HDR Cable DVR

September 12th, 2016 · No Comments · 2160p, Digital Media Receivers, DVR, HDMI, HDR, News, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV

TiVo officially unveiled the latest edition of its Bolt set-top box, just in time for this week’s CEDIA Expo 2016 in Dallas. Called the Bolt+ (available starting Sept. 15, 2016 at a $499 suggested retail), the latest set-top DVR with up to 4K over-the-top streaming functionality is very similar in appearance and speed to the […]

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Rovi Completes Acquisition Of TiVo, New TiVo UX Interface Revealed

September 9th, 2016 · 1 Comment · 2160p, Cable TV, Digital Media Receivers, DVR, electronic program guides, News, search and recommendation, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV

  Rovi, the giant of on-screen program guide technology and search and recommendation tools, completed its $1.1 billion cash and stock acquisition of digital video recorder (DVR) pioneer TiVo, Thursday, and in an unusual turnabout, the buyer said it has changed its name to that of its new asset. Shortly after the acquisition announcement, the […]

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FCC To Proceed With Cable Box Rules Change Proposal

February 18th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Cable TV, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, News, Satellite TV, Satellite UHD 4K TV, Sling Box, UHD (4K) Media Players

The Federal Communications Commission voted three-to-two Thursday to continue on with a proposal from Chairman Tom Wheeler to shake up cable and satellite equipment business models and possibly give subscribers new options for owning innovative new set-top boxes and other devices from multiple brands, instead of simply leasing them from service providers for high and […]

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TiVo Unveils Bolt Set-Top Box With 4K, Commercial Skipping

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, Amazon, Cable TV, Connected TVs, DVR, HDMI, News, Sling Box, Streaming Services, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV

TiVo introduced this week a new 4K Ultra HD-ready DVR option for cable and over-the-air TV viewers who also want to integrate built-in standard and 4K streaming services. The new TiVo Bolt, which will replace the TiVo Roamio box, supports cable, OTA and over-the-top (OTT)  programs available in SD, HD, Full HD and 4K Ultra […]

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Tech Gifts 2014

December 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD

As techie people ourselves, we’re unsure what kind of gifts people give that aren’t tech. Cookies? Cookies are good. Cookies should have been on this list. Cookies aren’t on this list. But edible treats aside, we’ve got some assorted tech gifts for the videophiles in your life. From under $20 to $10,000, we’ve got you […]

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