Tivo-Like Technology Now in RCA and Panasonic DVD Players

I mentioned in an earlier post that I thought Tivo will never catch on unless it becomes far more integrated with existing home audio technology. In it's current form, it's just one box too many for people to hook up and deal with.

RCA and Panasonic have come out with Tivo-like technology (hard drive recorder) that is in the same box as a DVD player. Very cool. And get this:

1. No subscription fees
2. No modem to hook up for programming update (comes over cable)
3. Has it's own programming guide

Now these kind of products is what will make this technology sore!

Here's a story about it in the New York Times:

TiVo Rivals Add DVD to the Mix

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by Steve Hall    Nov-14-02   Click to Comment   
  

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