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Only moments ago, in an attempt to get in a Summer Games sort of mood (Summer Olympics in Beijing commences August 8!), I searched for my favorite Mary Lou Retton moment on… where else? YouTube™ on TiVo!

That’s right—I felt like a gold-medal winner myself, beckoning Mary into my 21st century living room, using just my TiVo remote, and watching her nail perfect 10s on the balance beam, on the vaults and on the floor.

If you haven’t tried YouTube™ on TiVo yet, what are you waiting for? You can browse Top Favorites, Most Viewed, or Top Rated—and you can view videos uploaded today, this week, in the past 30 days, or the most-viewed all time. Personally, I prefer the thrill of a random “Search,” and am getting a real kick out of couchtime in the living room, giving everyone a turn at the remote to share their favorite YouTube™ video of the week. (You should send me yours so I can share them in the next TiVo newsletter!) Learn more.

Broadband Video - YouTubeIf you’re ready for an adventure in short-attention-span home theater, just follow these directions:

From TiVo Central, go to:
> Find Programs & Downloads > Download TV, Movies, & Web Video > YouTube

To the revolution of dance—and TiVo,

Table of Contents

TiVo Tip

Amazon Unbox on TiVo


Video Downloads

TiVo Fan Mail

Need help?

Super-Size Your DVR!

TiVo Tip: Summer Games on Your Own Time

10,500 athletes. 302 events on the program. It’s time for The Summer Olympics in Beijing—but who has time to figure out what’s on when, especially when you’ve got round-the-clock television coverage for 18 consecutive days to contend with…

Good thing you’ve got a TiVo® DVR. The Summer Games TiVo Guide makes it easy for you to schedule recordings for the events you want to watch (and re-watch!). Categorized by sport, the Guide also makes it easy to find programming related to the Game ceremonies—or if you’re an intellectual sports fan, programs on the history of the games.

From TiVo Central > Showcases & TV Guide > “Go World” icon from the Grid. (Note: You must be broadband-connected.)

Notice: Many Summer Games events are bundled as very large blocks of time (up to 12 hours). Before scheduling recordings, please be mindful of your available capacity, so as not to interfere with your previously scheduled recordings.

PS – Want more about the big event? Search for Olympics and other keywords under Find TV shows on tivo.com.

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amazonUnbox on TiVo
Vantage Point™
Now Available for Rental!
Vantage Point

Rent or buy movies without ever leaving
your couch!

Thousands of top movies and TV shows to download directly to the Now Playing List on your TiVo DVR from the Amazon Unbox Video Download Store.

Learn how to try it yourself.

The Other Boleyn Girl
Harold and Kumar
Vantage Point
Drillbit Taylor

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WishList® Search Suggestions

WishList searches take you to a whole new level of smart TV-watching, finding shows and movies that you can’t imagine living without—but previous to using WishList, you hadn’t even known existed!

Better try it yourself so you understand that last sentence without having to read it twice: From TiVo Central > Find Programs & Downloads > Create a WishList search > then…:

Keyword: CHINAThe Games might inspire documentary business.
Keyword: PROJECT RUNWAY Best way to ‘gunn’ recordings of the off-the-runway antics for season 5!
Director: WILDER, BILLYYou should know his name.
Keyword: OLYMPICSWitness the athleticism of a TiVo search.

Once you complete your search, you can choose to “View upcoming episodes” every 14 days or so, or set it to auto-record every match.

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New Video Downloads

Check out the newest video downloads just a few remote clicks away!

Vogue TVVogue TV — Vogue.TV takes you behind the scenes of fashion, beauty, and culture and gives you up-to-the-minute trend reports and more.
Zen LivingZen Living — Zen Living is all about incorporating a balanced lifestyle through the connection of food, exercise, spirituality, and medicine, blending old world philosophies with the convenience of contemporary advances to improve well-being.
ON DatingON Dating — Online dating is the fastest growing social phenomenon on the Internet, and something celebrity dating coach Andrea Syrtash knows all about.

Note: You must be broadband-connected to receive Video Downloads.

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TiVo Fan Mail: Truly Remote

Mark A. Ithaca, New York“My best ‘TiVo rules’ example in a while? Last week I was in San Francisco for a conference, and got to go to the Oakland As vs Yankees ball game with a former coworker who moved out there this spring. As we were walking into McAfee Coliseum, I pulled out my iPhone, called up tivo.com/tco for TiVo Central Online, and told my TiVo, 3,000 miles away, to record the game I was walking into.

Try THAT with your cable DVR!”

— Mark A. Ithaca, New York

No, we don’t make this stuff up. You send us a story or photo of your favorite TiVo moment and we make a RECORD of it – from TiVo birthday cakes to TiVo tattoos to TiVo what-have-you.

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Vantage Point, Copyright © 2008 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and GH Three LLC. All Rights Reserved.
The Other Boleyn Girl, Copyright © 2008 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and Universal City Studios Productions LLLP and GH Three LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, ™ & © 2007 New Line Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Jumper, ™ and © 2008 Fox and its related entities. All Rights Reserved.
Drillbit Taylor, Copyright © 2007 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

YouTube™ is a trademark of Google Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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  • mjwedeking

    Not all of YouTube just part of it. Will we be able to subscribe to users or login to our accounts eventually?

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

    Yes, there is an update coming in the September time frame which will add the ability to login to your account and access the associated features of accounts.