News You Can Use From TiVo, Volume 51
|TiVo Subscriber Newsletter | Volume 51|
|Letter from the Editor|
I L-O-V-E my job, especially when I get to break great news like this: Starting immediately, every TiVoÂ® service subscriber with
But that’s just one of several great-news pieces. To get the full scoop (and put this newsletter gal’s name to a face), look for a new menu item titled “You Asked. You Got It!” on TiVo Central soon.
Counting on even more great news,
P.S. For those of you now ready to get a second, third, etc. box: Buy today and you’ll save an additional 10% off a 40- or 80-hour TiVo box. But hurry, offer ends June 30,2004.
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Mulitply and Save! News Features
|Multiply and Save an additional 10%!|
You do the math: Couple our new Multi-Service Discount with our limited-time 10% off
offer and you’ll find it’s never been a better time to add to the family. Buy a
40- or 80-hour TiVoÂ® box before June 30th and you’ll get an additional 10% offâ€”that’s on TOP of our current $50 mail-in rebate, which means you can get a 40-hour box for as low as $129*! Plus, with two Series2â„¢ boxes and our
Multi-Room Viewing feature, you’ll also multiply your viewing choices from every room with the ability to record on one box and watch on another. Multiply & Save todayâ€”you can count on itâ€”at tivo.com/save. Offer ends 6/30/04.
|4 More Reasons to Get Connected!|
TiVo just enhanced your service by adding four new features (formerly bundled as a package called Home Media Option) â€” all
included for your existing monthly fee of just $12.95! Connect your TiVoÂ® Series2â„¢ DVR to your home network to get even more of the entertainment you care about, not just TV, but music, photos and more, with a Digital Music Player, a Digital Photo Viewer, and Multi-Room Viewing. Plus, with TiVoÂ® Online Scheduling, you’ll be able to schedule recordings from the web with as little as one
hour before airtime (if you connect to the TiVoÂ® service using broadband). What’s more? We’ve partnered with Best Buy and Nikon so every connected Series2â„¢ subscriber can access new digital music and images anytime. Hear new musical releases from today’s most popular artists, brought to you by Best Buy. Nikon, meanwhile, will feature the work of a new photographer every month in “Legend Behind the Lens.” Today, you’ll find more than 60 riveting images from award-winning photographer Joe McNally. Just select “Music & Photos” from TiVo Central and go from there. (Editor’s note: I got a preview of Nikon’s “Legend Behind the Lens.” You won’t want to miss it. Choose to view it as a slideshow and enjoy!)
| Nothing Lost in Translation|
Subscriber Steve Gerber wrote in to share this small-world story about Online Scheduling with the TiVoÂ® service: “For Christmas, I bought my father a TiVoÂ® box. Not long after, I was traveling on business in Tokyo when I received the following email:
Hi from Kings Pool Camp in Botswana. Please program TiVo to record the Today Show on NBC on January 26. Matt Lauer is going to broadcast from Vumbura, our last camp. Miss you guys. Love, Mom and Dad.
“Amazingly, the email was initiated from a very low-speed radio link in the African bush, and passed on to the intranet at the other end of the radio link,” Steve explains. “I received it in Tokyo, immediately pulled up tivo.com, and successfully programmed my father’s TiVoÂ® box
“Watching CBS News Sunday Morning
with TiVo is like flipping through your favorite magazine and eating blueberry muffins in bed, only betterâ€”no crumbs,” says Sara Hunter. “From Charles Osgoods’ gentle, literate delivery of the headlines to the offbeat tales
of small-town America, this is the most intelligent, smile-producing ninety minutes on TV. Where else could I have learned about the World Pumpkin Heaving championships or seen octogenarian Vladimir Horowitz’s triumphant return to Moscow after decades of exile?” “Try it,” says Sarah. “You’ll love it!” CBS News Sunday Morning, Sarah adds, also has a knack for picking out new musical talent well ahead of the popularity curve. So much so that
Sarah was able to enjoy Norah Jones at a local bookstore before she got big. Search your TV listings now for CBS News Sunday Morning via TiVo Central Online, schedule a recording and maybe U2 will get lucky.
Got an opinion on great TV? Recommend it to your fellow subscribers with a compelling pitch that includes a few reasons why the show is a standout. We’ll feature a new recommendation every newsletter.
|Evidence of More Reality TV?|
TV producer and former attorney David E. Kelley (The Practice, Ally McBeal) has bowed to the popularity of “reality” television by developing a drama with real lawyers, reports Daily Variety. Kelley, serving as a consulting producer, will create a law firm whose members will try real civil cases through binding arbitration overseen by current or former judges. Lawyers will be fired along the way, leaving an eventual winner. NBC has ordered eight episodes of the as-yet-untitled project. “In success we should be as enlightening as we are entertaining,” Kelley said. “In failure, we’ll stink.” Hmmm… I’d dare argue that raising the bar of reality TV is a moot point, but I’ll let YOU be the judge of that. Back to top
Daily call issues My clock is off!
Watch one show, record another
Channel lineup issues
New e-mail address?
Getting started with Home Media Option
Don’t see your question here?
Keep sending in great stories on how the TiVoÂ® service has made a positive impact on your children’s lives and we’ll make “Kids’
Corner” a permanent section in the TiVo Newsletter. “TiVo has helped my four-year-old daughter’s drawing skills!” writes Angela E. “As she watches Blue’s Clues, she pauses the program to draw each clue as it’s drawn on the TV screen. In just a month, she has progressed from a few scribbles to very complex drawingsâ€”all because she knows how to use the TiVo remote.”
|TiVoÂ® Top 10|
Following are the top 10 WishListâ„¢ searches on ACTOR, based on anonymous, aggregated data, for the week ending 05/30/04.
1. Julia Roberts
For the latest TiVoÂ® Top 10, in the category WishListâ„¢
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