TiVo now available in the Great White North
TiVo, the company that started the digital video recorder (DVR) craze, has just announced that TiVo DVRs will be made available in retail stores throughout Canada before the holiday season goes into full swing. I personally think that the timing could not be any better since the busy holiday season would mean many of us missing our favorite prime time shows – hence the innate need for a TiVo DVR in your living room. Canadian customers will be able to take advantage of the Emmy award-winning TiVo user interface and exclusive service features such as SeasonPass recordings, WishList searches, Online Scheduling, TiVoToGo transfers, Multi-Room viewing, and TrickPlay functionality, where the last feature allows users to pause, rewind, instant replay and slow-motion live TV.
The TiVo Series2 DT DVR has been optimized for cable households and is capable of holding up to 80 hours of standard-definition content while allowing consumers to record two shows simultaneously. According to Joshua Danovitz, Vice President and GM of International at TiVo, “We’ve received overwhelming demand from Canadian consumers who want access to TiVo’s innovative products and services and we are extremely excited to be able to deliver our highly-successful TiVo Series2 Dual Tuner DVR to this key strategic marketplace — just in time for the holidays. TiVo’s move into Canada represents a natural, important progression for our business as we continue to make sustained progress across international markets.”
Those who are interested will be able to pick up the TiVo Series2 DT DVR in early December at major Canadian retailers, including Best Buy, The Brick, London Drug and Future Shop for just $199 Canadian clams – which incidentally is on par with the US dollar anyway. This price tag will include standard TiVo subscription fees. Unfortunately for those living in Quebec, TiVo will not be available immediately. For more information, head on here.