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TiVo to Bow Updated DVR Box

25 Apr, 2006 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Digital video recording pioneer TiVo announced beginning May 1 it would offer an updated set-top device capable of recording separate TV shows at the same time.

The TiVo Series 2 DT, which can store up to 80 hours of programming, includes Ethernet and USB ports and retails for $99.99 after rebate and service activation.

The ability to record two TV programs simultaneously has been a standard feature and competitive advantage for DVRs offered by cable operators, including Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Charter Communications.

Unlike devices offered by cable operators, the Series 2 DT allows users to transfer recorded programming to a laptop and select portable media players.

TiVo subscribers also can schedule recordings on the Internet and shortly will be able to program their set-top box from a cell phone.

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