When the TiVo Premiere debuted, it was plagued with performance and stability issues. It didn't live up to expectations, and the folks at TiVo were very aware of the issue. Not too long after they released the unit itself, they released a firmware update to fix the problems.
Isn't technology wonderful? If you've got a Slingbox SOLO, PRO or PRO-HD and an Android phone, you'll be able to watch shows directly from your TV almost anywhere you are. You'll need 3G, 4G or WiFi connectivity, but as long as you've got it, you're good to go.
Over the top solutions like the Roku player and Apple TV started as basic as they come, but new players like Boxee and PopBox have been pushing the boundaries. PopBox scored a coup today when they announced that they'll be the first to bring 3D content to homes.
If you're a DirecTV subscriber, you should probably be excited about this. The Whole-House DVR is one of the coolest things to happen to TV in a while. If you go with the Whole-House DVR, you'll have a single DVR for your home. It handles recording and playback for the entire house. If you're in a room with a DirecTV box, you'll be able to schedule recordings, and play back recorded shows just as if you had the DVR in the room.