I’m not a football fan, OK, I’m not a sports fan at all really, but I think this is interesting. Apparently TiVo boxes are used as part of the Instant Replay systems used by some college football conferences.
Apparently, up through the 2006 Rose Bowl, The Big Ten used a standard TiVo to record the network feed in the replay booth. And, going by one of the sidebars on the article, Mountain West still uses the standard TiVo and two other systems (XOS – used by Big 12, Pac-10, Mid-American, and Sun Belt, and NALU – used by Western Athletic Conference) are listed as ‘TiVo-based’. From the article it does not sound like a mis-use of the name, as we sometimes see, but references to the actual TiVo product, since it is compared with other, non-TiVo-based, DVR systems.