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TiVo Unveils Portable Transfer Service

Monty Solomon (
Mon, 3 Jan 2005 08:33:13 -0500

By MAY WONG AP Technology Writer

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- TiVo Inc. pioneered digital video recording
as a new way of watching television _ when you want it. Now it could
be TV where you want it, too.

The long-awaited service feature called TiVoToGo, set to launch
Monday, will give users their first taste of TiVo untethered.

No longer confined to TiVo digital video recorders in the living room
or bedroom, subscribers will be able to transfer their recorded shows
to PCs or laptops and take them on the road _ as long as the shows are
not specially tagged with copy restrictions. That's also the case for
pay-per-view or on-demand movies, and some premium paid programming.

Users also will be able to copy shows onto a DVD _ soon after but not
immediately at the service launch, company officials said.


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