Mike Snider of USA Today reviewed both products in an article entitled “Apple TV vs. TiVo: It’s on”. However, it isn’t really a comparison of the two, more like an independent review of each as a movie-download box. I think the ‘vs.’ just made for a catchier title. Both reviews are generally positive.
The only bit of somewhat-new news is:(Amazon and TiVo are expected to announce soon direct sales that bypass the PC altogether.) However, if you’ve been reading my posts, you already knew that. TiVo’s CEO stated as much on last week’s quarterly call, and it has come up before. The recently launched Universal Swivel Search even says it is coming soon when you look at the Unbox results it returns. I don’t think anyone doubted it would be coming – it is an obvious addition.