Things haven’t been going well for TiVo recently. After an impressive first few years, they fell into a bit of a slump. Customers are getting DVRs with their cable service, and paying extra for TiVo isn’t looking quite as attractive. But there’s a big announcement hitting on March 2nd that’s been strongly hyped by the company, and the expectation is that it’s something to do with the new TiVo Premiere.
Derek Harrar is Comcast’s senior vice president and general manager of video services. Harrar says that Comcast is gearing up to be the leader in 3D programming, though the initial offerings may seem a bit paltry. “Much like we did in high-def, it will start relatively thin” he says. “Then, much like high-def, we will have more 3D content than anyone else as it becomes available.”’
It’s easy to be a bit jealous of those that get to take advantage of Verizon’s FiOS service. They provide a huge amount of content and blazing fast internet at incredibly reasonable prices. Admittedly, there’s a bit of shadenfreude when posting about a rate hike for Verizon customers.
Dolby Volume may have started off as a feature for higher end A/V Receivers, but it’s become increasingly popular in all markets. Loud commercials and fluctuating volumes are a problem across the board, and now even set-top boxes have incorporated the feature.
Cable set-top boxes are, for the most part, a pretty standard piece of hardware for anyone with a television. Even though they provide a huge amount of content, the boxes themselves are quite dull. Aside from a few minor tweaks, one is pretty much like the other.