Back in January I had heard that TiVo almost had a deal with Comcast
and I was pretty upset with the news that DirecTV will only continue
support for their TiVo customers as long as your box is working.
Today TiVo has announced a
strategic partnership with Comcast that will make the TiVo service
available to Comcast customers.
"This long-term, non-exclusive partnership will provide millions of
Comcast customers with the opportunity to choose the TiVo service,
including TiVo's award-winning user interface and features like Season
Pass(TM) and WishList(TM), as an additional option. In addition, the
service will showcase TiVo's home networking, multimedia, and broadband
Nothing is said about their box being a dual-tuner but Comcast does
realize that they will now be offering the best-in-class DVR service to
their customers. Good for them. Although I would like to see
what Comcast will charge its customers for this great new service.
With DirecTV I pay $5/month no matter how many TiVo's I have.
So I get 130+ digital channels and TiVo for about $50/month.
The last I checked Comcast isn't close to this but I've got to be honest,
I'm a TiVo customer and not a DirecTV customer so if it "fits" then I
would consider the move.