TiVo News #101: Do you watch ‘Earth’ on TV?

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TiVo Subscriber Newsletter | Volume 101
Letter from the Editor

Video’s done nothing to kill my favorite radio star. In fact, I dare say Showtime’s given Ira Glass new life. Last weekend, once I finally had alone time with my couch, I devoured three episodes of This American Life, a derivation-made-for-television of the beloved Chicago Public Radio Show, 15 years running. Not only did I mark each episode “Save until I delete,” I also found myself begging for more—and scheduling time with my Showtime-less friend to join me in a week.

It’s not often that I suggest sampling my personal TV tastes, but this show kept my mind off the leftover chocolate eggs in the next room for at least an hour and a half, and that’s saying something. Not to mention the fact that my radio-turned-video star Ira is a H-U-G-E TiVo fan, too, and there’s something to be said for birds of a feather. Really, it’s reality TV that will keep you rapt.

You can watch an episode online here (and you can always listen to the podcast of the radio show from your TiVo box; just select Music, Photos, Products, & More, then Podcaster). But first, I’ll give you the TiVo news you can use below.

What are you watching?


P.S. So we get report cards now? Personal-technology columnist for the New York Times, David Pogue, recently graded some only-on-TiVo features, summarizing as follows: “This is a lot of icing on an already delicious cake.” See if you agree. Confidential to David: Know

that you’re always invited to our party.

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Get connected with this great offer before it’s too late: Purchase a 180-hour TiVo® Series2â„¢ DT DVR with any 3-year commit plan, and we’ll throw in the loveliest looking wireless adapter you’ve ever seen for just one penny. Or hook a friend up, why don’t you? Offer ends April 30, 2007.

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Schedule it: Planet Earth

“This you have to see to believe,” said Oprah Winfrey about “Planet Earth,” an 11-part mother-of-all nature series currently being shown on the Discovery Channel Sunday nights. The BBC, which produced the series with Discovery, used helicopters, long lenses and cutting-edge film techniques to humble and inspire us mere humans for this five-year global odyssey. Catch an episode to enjoy with the whole family.

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Share 5 home movies free

“A match made in heaven!” TiVo subscriber Theresa C. proclaimed when she heard TiVo and One True Media teamed up to bring you the coolest new TiVo feature: Home Movie Sharing.

“While at work (shhh, don’t tell the boss!) I went to my OTM account and created my own TiVo channel—it was so easy and took only a minute! When I got home, I watched my video montage on my HD TiVo. The quality of sound and picture was fabulous—and it was so easy! After testing it out, I called my Mom and Dad (LA), Sister (Vegas) and Brother (Orange County) who all have networked TiVo boxes, too, and told them to watch my latest ‘movie.’ They loved it! Dad didn’t even have to leave his comfy armchair to go in to the computer room to see my latest pics. Love it! Loving you!”

Hurry, you, too, will love it, especially when you try it for free: Sign up with One True Media and create your first five montages for free before April 30th. (After April 30th, it’s $3.99/month; receiving montages is always free.)

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Download NHL® action from Unbox on TiVo!

It’s breakaway news, just in time for Stanley Cup®: Now you can download Stanley Cup and National Hockey League (NHL) games directly to your Now Playing List, so you’ll never miss a minute of the game. NHL and Amazon.com announced that hockey fans can now get full-length regular, post-season and classic games to play back on their TiVo box whenever (the puck) they want. (PAUSE-worthy sports trivia: The Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy competed for by professional athletes in North America.)

And don’t forget your freebies! Register your broadband-connected TiVo® Series2â„¢ or Series3â„¢ DVR by April 30th, and get $15 in free movies and TV downloads from Amazon Unbox on TiVo, including all the NHL action you can stand.

NHL and Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Shield is a trademark of the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.
Sorry, not available on Series1 or DIRECTV TiVo boxes.

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  • chancelot

    Planet Earth is EXCELLENT

  • stile99

    Can’t say that I’ve seen it, though I’ve seen the bits that are in Teleworld.

    On a slightly related subject, big kudos to GE for their one second commercial within a commercial. That is a design aimed directly at PVR owners, and just goes to show that if you make a commercial entertaining, people WILL watch. The frog story was funny, and fishing for water was even funnier.