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TiVoToGo HD available in November

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 10 Sep 2007 19:58 User comments (2)

TiVoToGo HD available in November TiVo Inc. has revealed that the TiVoToGo and Multiroom viewing features of the high-definition TiVo and original Series 3 will be enabled for use in November. Both features have not been made available due to concerned about piracy. When TiVo asked permission from CableLabs, it didn't approve the company's Digital Rights Management (DRM) software which would protect flagged content from piracy.
CableLabs recently approved the DTCP encryption standard, which may be what TiVo uses. "These features will provide support for video transfers between Series3 & Series2 systems and between a Series3/Series2 system and a PC. High Definition content will not be supported for transfer or playback on a Series2 system (Series2's just can't play HD), and copy-protected High Def or Standard Def content cannot be transferred (same as our current Series2 products)," detailed TiVo team member TiVoPony in the Community Forums.

While standard definition content rarely includes a copy protection flag while during broadcast, the same may not apply to high-definition content and some TiVo users may find they are more limited than expected in sharing HD content to other TiVos or PC. "If it's recorded in HD on a Series3 or TiVoHD, then it can be shared between those platforms, but not with a Series2," added TiVoPony. "And when I say 'can be shared between those platforms', it of course comes with any caveats the copyright owner dictates regarding sharing."

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2 user comments

111.9.2007 18:45

expected.

211.9.2007 21:26

Nice, but very late! I have 2 tivos but before i had my tivo about 3 years ago my cable company had this with there DVR!

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