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Amazon Unbox to go HD on TiVo

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 May 2008 3:02 User comments (1)

Amazon Unbox to go HD on TiVo Although there have been rumors swirling for months that it was going to happen, TiVo has officially confirmed that Amazon Unbox will be going HD.
"Unbox, the content-downloading service TiVo started with Internet retail leader last year, can’t process HD content, though the companies will announce HD capabilities “in the not too distant future,” Mr. Denney of TiVo said.

Amazon explains the process of using Unbox on TiVo on its official site. "After a simple registration process, you will be able to shop for Unbox videos to your TiVo DVR from two places - the Amazon Unbox website and directly from your TiVo DVR.

If you're shopping on the Amazon Unbox Website, just look for the TiVo logo to find TiVo-enabled videos. You'll be able to select your TiVo DVR as a RemoteLoad download destination each time you purchase or rent a video at

To shop for Unbox videos from your TiVo DVR, select "Find Programs" > "Download TV & Movies" > "Amazon Unbox". You'll find a great selection of movies and TV shows to watch right on your TiVo."

TiVo executives also added however that a few kinks will need to be "ironed out", mostly bandwidth constraints.

Price is not known for HD movie rentals as of yet but if previous customer surveys are a judge then the cost will be $4.99 USD, the same as iTunes' current model.

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112.5.2008 20:43

I'm still waiting for the legal service that lets me purchase HD downloads to own forever. At $4.99 just to rent one movie, i'm better off going with Netflix.

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