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TiVo hooks up with Amazon for HD downloads

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 23 Apr 2009 20:32 User comments (1)

TiVo hooks up with Amazon for HD downloads Subscribers of TiVo who have access to a broadband Internet connection have gotten good news today from the DVR pioneer. The company has partnered with Amazon to deliver its new HD downloads directly to TiVo subscribers.
The new service will be offered to all Series3, TiVo HD, or TiVo HD XL customers with a broadband connection. As for pricing, new HD movies will cost $3.99 - $4.99 to rent, while older titles will be priced at $2.99.

This would make for one of the easiest HD video services available so far. Television episodes are also available through the service, and can be purchased for $2.99.

"Consumers are seeking affordable entertainment alternatives to an expensive trip to the movies. With HD downloads for movies and TV shows, TiVo and Amazon can transform any night into a memorable movie experience, all for a fraction of the cost of the theater," Tara Maitra, general manager and vice president of content services and advertising sales at TiVo Inc, said.

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124.4.2009 12:35

The math does not work out for HD over Internet. 40Gb is at least 320Gbits per movie. That is about 9 hours of downloading at 10Mb/sec under optimal conditions. Plus, ISPs are starting to clamp down on BW hogs.....I am just not a beleiver. It takes less time to mail the disk (almost). The smart user has a few TB of disk space ripped from Netflix disks to watch at his leisure and then replace when viewed....seems like a much more reasonable approach to me....

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