DirecTV TiVo Won’t Be Premiere

Posted Fri Mar 5, 2010 at 08:00 AM PST by Mike Attebery

If you’ve been waiting patiently for the reunion of DirecTV and TiVo, you’ll be happy to know that it’s finally happening. Sadly though, you won’t be getting the Premiere.

It’s been a year and a half since the announcement that a DirecTV TiVo would once again be available. DirecTV subscribers who owned TiVos got kind of boned during the move to MP4,but DirecTV is finally ready to embrace TiVo again. Don’t get too excited though, you’re not getting the new stuff.

You could be excused for getting excited about hooking up a TiVo Premiere for your DirecTV programming. The Premiere isn’t leaps and bounds over the old units like we expected, but it’s still newer, bigger and faster than its predecessors. If you think the TiVo Premiere is coming to DirecTV though you’ll be in for some disappointment.

“Their [DirecTV's] next implementation of us is not going to have this look and feel,” said TiVo’s Peter Aquino. “It's based on the classic TiVo.”

Source: Light Reading

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