TiVo: The Next Generation

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Pause TV is coming to offer an inexpensive way to get TiVo-like trick play (pause, etc.) features on the everyday TV. Using DRAM or flash, PauseTV offers the necessary storage and funtionality.

Now I don’t know about this particular application, but think of a (not-so) thin client TiVo, something like what I postulated back in March 2006, that is very inexpensive and capable of interfacing with a “primary” (ie. Series2 or Series3) unit.

The strategy I was postulating back then involved “the opportunity to be the best in an enormous ecosystem with standards created by others” by incorporating industry standards  to make the availability of wide ranging content easier.

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