TiVoPony is having a fun day, not only did he announce the software fix for the TiVo HD, but he also announced that the Series3 and TiVo HD will have TiVoToGo (TTG) and Multi-Room Viewing (MRV) enabled in November (yes, 2007). TiVo had previously said that we’d see them later this year, but it is nice to have a concrete time frame, as well as some specifics:
These features will provide support for video transfers between Series3 & Series2 systems and between a Series3/Series2 system and a PC. High Definition content will not be supported for transfer or playback on a Series2 system (Series2′s just can’t play HD), and copy-protected High Def or Standard Def content cannot be transferred (same as our current Series2 products). The aptly yet unofficially named TiVoToComeBack also will be supported, including HD content.
TiVoToComeBack (TTCB) is the reverse of TTG – the ability to move content from a PC to a TiVo. Just in case it isn’t clear, you’ll be able to transfer HD & SD content between Series3 and TiVo HD units, and SD content between Series2/2DT units or between the Series3/HD and S2/2DT. And TTG/TTCB SD & HD between S3/HD & PCs, or SD between S2/2DT & PCs.
This is really great news for S3 & TiVo HD owners. And a little crow to eat for those who said TiVo would never enable these features. (I’m sure someone will say it doesn’t count until the software is released – sure, but the crow will be served in November. )