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TiVo News Out Of D: All Things Digital Conference
The sixth D: All Things Digital conference (aka D6) is going on currently, and Tom Rogers was one of the speakers today. Naturally this has produced a flurry of coverage. Silicon Alley Insider has a pseudo-transcript of Rogers' Q&A interview with Kara Swisher (see video below). CNET has some short coverage.

But the most exciting news comes via AllThingsD:
What about ease of use? TiVo wireless adapters are good, Rogers responds, acknowledging there’s nevertheless a multiset issue: You still need a second box. But we’re working on a whole-home model, he adds.
That's a almost a throwaway line, but it is great news. It sounds like they're moving beyond Multi-Room Viewing to a true distributed system. This isn't too surprising, as we're seeing multi-room solutions gaining traction with providers like AT&T U-Verse and various cable MSOs. I have to wonder if this is the 'Series4' OCAP/tru2way box Rogers has hinted at in the past, or a different product. I do hope TiVo doesn't reinvent the wheel, and uses established standards like DLNA. That would allow DLNA-enabled platforms (like the PS3) to access the content and not just some TiVo-mate client box.

Here's a couple of 'highlight reels' of Tom Rogers' interview at D6.

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From: mrmac14 Date: May 31st, 2008 07:47 am (UTC) (Permalink)

Remote boxes?

Does this mean remote boxes for TiVO? I would love that in my house. We have 6 TVs and we want TiVo playback ability on all of them but we don't need to record on all of them.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: May 31st, 2008 08:00 am (UTC) (Permalink)

Re: Remote boxes?

That's what it sounds like. That they'd have a central box, the master, and then client boxes around the home.
From: mrmac14 Date: May 31st, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC) (Permalink)

Re: Remote boxes?

Sweet. Hey can you do me a favor and mention the idea of a flat rate for a whole household next time you see anyone there. Right now I am paying out the butt for 4 of them and the thought of paying more for boxes is what is stopping me from buying more.
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