Best Buy to Use TiVo GUI in Insignia TVs
Best Buy and TiVo partner to bring the Premiere GUI to Insignia TVs.
TiVo wasn’t joking when it hinted at an expansion outside of DVRs.
Yesterday, TiVo and Best Buy announced a partnership aimed at bringing the TiVo Premiere GUI, Internet connectivity and content partners to Best Buy’s in-house Insignia branded TVs.
Don’t get too excited, time-shifting fanatics, because everything is there except the DVR. While TiVo has licensed its GUI and technology to other DVR manufacturers in the past, this will be the first time it has appeared in a non-DVR product.
As a multiple-TiVo owner, there’s one Holy Grail feature that might drive me to purchase one of these TVs; multi-room streaming from other TiVo DVRs around the house, a la DirecTV’s newest feature. I would replace better TVs in other rooms for this single feature.
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