TiVo Announces First Standalone Dual Tuner Product

TV Arts

(It's about time, though I think it previously was available in conjunction 
with some satellite services.)

Alviso, CA -- April 25, 2006 - TiVo, the creator of and a leader in 
television services for digital video recorders (DVRs), announced today the 
launch of the TiVo® Series2T DT DVR. Available at retail beginning May 1, 
the TiVo Series2 DT is the first standalone dual tuner DVR with the 
award-winning TiVo® service and features.

The TiVo Series2 DT DVR is optimized for cable households, allowing you to 
record two shows at once, so now you never have to miss any of your favorite 
shows - even if they're on at the same time. The TiVo Series2 DT DVR also 
incorporates built-in Ethernet and USB ports, making it easier than ever to 
add the TiVo box to the home network.

"We've been hearing from our subscribers that they wanted a TiVo DVR that 
could record two shows at once," said Jim Denney , Vice President of Product 
Marketing at TiVo. "With the TiVo Series2 DT DVR, we've delivered that 
capability to our customers at a very affordable price."

"We are excited to bring the new TiVo Series2 DT DVR into our stores," said 
Rick Bickford, Merchandise Manager at Circuit City . "TiVo is one of our 
most well-loved brands and we're confident that the feature enhancements and 
low price point are going to make the TiVo Series2 DT DVR a big hit."

The TiVo Series2 DT DVR will join the existing TiVo product line, and is 
available in an 80-hour model priced at just $99.99, after rebate and 
service activation. It will also be available at tivo.com bundled with the 
TiVo service.

Exclusive TiVo service features will be available on the TiVo Series2 DT DVR 

-TiVoToGo Transfers: Take your favorite shows with you on the road by 
transferring them to a laptop or select portable players.
-TiVo Online Scheduling: Schedule recordings from the office or on the road 
from anywhere you can access the Internet.
-TiVo Online Services: Broadband connected Series2 subscribers can view both 
their own photo slideshows and those shared by friends with Yahoo! Photos, 
and check local weather and traffic from Yahoo!. Additionally, subscribers 
can browse and buy movie tickets from Fandango, discover new music on 
Live365, and listen to entertaining podcasts.
-Coming Soon: TiVo continually updates the TiVo service with new features 
and capabilities. In the coming months, TiVo users will be able to program 
their TiVo box to record programs directly from select Verizon cell phones. 
And by mid-year, users will welcome TiVo KidZone into their home. TiVo 
KidZone will give parents the power to easily make sure that the television 
programming their children watch meets their personal family standards.

The TiVo Series2 DT DVR will be available beginning May 1, 2006 at retailers 
including Circuit City , Best Buy, and Amazon.com, and online at 
Woo hoo!  I just bought mine.  The sad thing is they took away the option of 
ordering lifetime service.  :(