Jun 9, 2004, 06:07 PM
Category: 3rd Party Hardware
Link: Tivo makes Home Media option into standard equipment (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040609180715)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
Approved by Mudbug
Jun 9, 2004, 06:20 PM
I think the wrong article is linked. The linked article is from April 2003, when home media option was announced.
Here's part of the email I received from Tivo today:
TiVo just enhanced your service by adding four new features (formerly bundled as a package called Home Media Option) — all included for your existing monthly fee of just $12.95! Connect your TiVo® Series2™ DVR to your home network to get even more of the entertainment you care about, not just TV, but music, photos and more, with a Digital Music Player, a Digital Photo Viewer, and Multi-Room Viewing. Plus, with TiVo® Online Scheduling, you'll be able to schedule recordings from the web with as little as one hour before airtime (if you connect to the TiVo® service using broadband).
So I guess there's no more $99 one-time fee for HMO any more.
Unfortunately, Tivo still won't play AAC files streamed from a computer, so any music from the iTMS needs to be burned and then re-ripped to Mp3 in order to work with Tivo.
Wonder if Airport Express had anything to do with this announcement.
Jun 9, 2004, 06:38 PM
Am I wrong to be upset that I paid the $99 and now they are giving it away. Should I be expecting a little something for the effort? I love the home media option but I feel like I just paid someone to be their beta tester.
Jun 9, 2004, 07:36 PM
I'm sure you won't be the only one who feels that way. You may want to keep an eye on the http://www.tivocommunity.com forums to see if Tivo ends up making any special offers to its HMO subscribers.