Amazon has launched it’s UnBox video download service on the TiVo today (Series 2 & 3). Since they are offering a free $15 credit for setting this up, I decided to give it a try. Just go hereto ‘link’ your Amazon account with your TiVo account – the whole process was painless and took less then a minute.
I was then able to browse the library of about 1300 movies and shows, and pick one (Office Space, of course). After the normal one-click checkout process, I verify which TiVo I want it to go to (I only have one TiVo, but I assume if you have multiple ones, you get a pick list). The confirmation screen is telling me that the download will begin and show up on my TiVo’s Now Playing List – and sure enough, as I write this (Thanks SlingBox!), I now see a Amazon Unbox folder, with Office Space listed. It is not available to play yet (full download required before you can start playback), so I can’t comment on the quality – but I’ll be sure to do an update soon.
Check out the full FAQ here – and enjoy those downloads from the couch!
Just got an email from Tivo, looks like the Tivo 3 is now availableat the $800 price point I was fearing.
If you must have one, use the link below to get in their ‘preferred subscriber’ queue. (whatever that means)
Looks like an awesome box, but I think I’ll pass until the price falls some.
PC Mag has a nice review here
Letter from the Editor
I promised a “defining” moment last newsletter and that moment has arrived: The TiVo® Series3™ HD Digital Media Recorder is here!
Inside and out, no compromise was made to bring this perfect HD product to life. Not only is it TiVo, it’s also the world’s first and only DVR with THX® certification.
Are you ready to rock your home theater with the highest quality, high-definition entertainment experience possible? I’ll spill more of the exciting details below and in the Showcase video (find it in your living room on TiVo Central) so all of your questions are answered. You can also share the news with friends by sending them this youtube.com link. (How hot is the TiVo guy on the red carpet, by the way? And yes, I’m wearing exactly what I wore to the Emmy® awards. Pretend to be Joan and Melissa if you must.)
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I must go shopping: It’s finally time to get myself an HD television!
P.S. It’s a limited first run, so hurry—snag one of your own before the holiday madness! There’s been great (pent-up, is probably the word) demand for the TiVo Series3™ HD, so we want subscribers to have first dibs!