TiVo Series3 and TiVo HD to receive TiVoToGo and Multi-Room Viewing in November

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. ;-) )

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  • http://hdtivo.wordpress.com/ HDTiVo

    This is the best TTC&G/MRV functionality anyone could have hoped for. Its great news. Dumb luck I ordered a TiVo HD hours before this announcement, but I had become confident this and other things were coming in a reasonable time frame.

  • Tom

    This comes just in time since my free year on my S2 (after transfering my lifetime to my S3) is about to expire. I only kept the S2 running to transfer some SD shows and to free up some space on it.

    Now I can keep all my content on the S3.

  • http://hdtivo.wordpress.com/ HDTiVo

    Now that it looks like transfers will be here in November and SDV will have a solution, I think the upgrade cycle from S2s to TiVo HDs can kick in.

    I blogged a bit about this earlier today mainly from a personal perspective; actually replacing S2s with TiVo HDs will be viable from a functional and economic perspective for many folks.

  • MickeS

    Remember that these transfers will most likely be severely limited due to copy flags set by the cable companies. I wouldn’t be surprised if only the regular network programming would be available for transfer, and nothing else.

  • http://www.AnimeOnDVD.com/ Chris Beveridge

    Now to wait until they officially open the external drive storage feature. that’s all I really want.

  • http://www.gizmolovers.com/ megazone

    Chris – TiVo has said we’ll see eSATA before the end of the year too.

  • http://www.AnimeOnDVD.com/ Chris Beveridge

    Yeah, but I’ve been with Tivo long enough to know how long it takes them to come through on some of their promises. It’s not a criticism but just one of being familiar with them. Multiroom viewing should ease some of the space issues (as we’re completely HD) but being able to slap in more storage will definitely work better.

  • soo

    But will this include Macs?

  • http://www.gizmolovers.com/ megazone

    As far as I know, yes.