at the flexible DVR systems and production workflow that powers clips used in television shows like The Colbert Report and others. Other organizations, including the police and local governments use them too.
posted by juiceCake
on Sep 14, 2013 -
Long-time favorite usenet indexing site NzbMatrix
has closed its site as part of a recent sweep of DMCA related takedowns on similar sites. Other recent shutdowns include Newzbin, Newzbin2, and NZBsRUS. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee
on Dec 9, 2012 -
Which device in the American home uses the most energy? No, it's not the refrigerator or the TV. It is actually the HD DVR cable box
posted by beisny
on Jun 26, 2011 -
In a strange and incestuous twist of the space-web-time continuum, a fascinating comment
about the mechanism by which The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (previOusly.
) records every bit of daily news appeared inside a post
, the red-headed stepchild blog of our selfless benefactor, user 1
posted by jckll
on Aug 19, 2008 -
Do you like fast-forwarding through commercials on a television program you’ve recorded? How much do you like it? Enough to go to jail if you’re caught doing it? If a new copyright and intellectual property omnibus bill sitting on Congress’s desk passes, that may be the choice you'll face.
Let's hope this legislation goes lame duck like this session of Congress.
posted by hockeyman
on Nov 19, 2004 -
Is Tivo a Cult?
- The New York Times discusses Tivo owners and their propensity to evangelize. What is it about Tivo that turns us into volunteer salesmen? I feel the devotion myself, you'll take away my Tivo when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers...
posted by Argyle
on Apr 20, 2003 -
, the folks who bought out ReplayTV (previously discussed here
) announced that they are going bankrupt
. What does this mean for the DVR "revolution?" What happens with your $250 box and your $250 lifetime subscription fee when you can't get their content any more? SonicBlue tries to allay fears by saying that they are innovating and will continue to work on the project, but I don't see how that can be guaranteed with a buyout or bankruptcy.
Does this mean that TiVo is it? Would you still purchase a ReplayTV today? (Apologies for the popup on the last link.)
posted by ajpresto
on Mar 24, 2003 -
Next gen TiVo announced
. Apparently "by holiday season 2002" we can look forward to broadband, photos, CD storage/playback, streaming audio, VOD, and something called "video party games" on our TiVos. But will my Wishlist ever learn to refresh in under 15 minutes?
posted by luser
on Jan 8, 2002 -
, the once-bankrupted main competitor of TiVo
got bought by SonicBlue
(they made the Rio mp3 player) and they've relaunched, poised to blow the fucking roof off digital tv recording. Ethernet port? Sharing recorded episodes with other units in your house? Trading entire episodes with anyone else over the net? Merging internet content with TV content? Commercial-free taping? It's all here baby
. Now will TiVo evolve, or will ReplayTV take the market?
posted by mathowie
on Sep 6, 2001 -
Ok, maybe TiVo isn't sticking it to people (over privacy), even though they can. Their competition, however, is
. (Link courtesy this week's RISKS Digest
, which also has a piece of mine on Internet voting and it's potential pitfalls :-)
posted by baylink
on Apr 2, 2001 -
Microsoft unleashes their TiVo killer
and it looks like it has everything you could ever want in a personal video recorder. Two tuners so you can tape one thing and watch another, DSS, 35 hours of recording time, and webtv/email functionality. Is it too much or will TiVo owners want these increased features?
posted by mathowie
on Jan 8, 2001 -
Not the turtle, but maybe a relation?
A company called Terapin is selling a recorder that can create CD-audio and CD-V (MPEG 1 video) disc recordings (CD-R and CD-RW), from real time sources. Now, this may seem like a day late and a dollar short, but DVD-R's are still 5 grand, and real-time MPEG video encoders ain't that cheap either. For 6 bills, who knows? Anyone got/seen/played with one of these, or knows who's selling them? I've got a few blank CD-R's I'm not using...
posted by baylink
on Jan 5, 2001 -
Tivo is at it again!
If you were one of the unfortunate ones who did not win last time, here is your chance to save face. I just wish I could find a link to the new Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott "Stop Itch" commercial.
posted by Brilliantcrank
on Nov 16, 2000 -