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Nero, TiVo hook up to bring DVR look to PCs

Mon, 09/29/2008 - 8:35am
Mike Robuck

Media software maker Nero has joined forces with TiVo to put the latter’s DVR capabilities on PCs, the two companies announced today.

The new offering, which is called Nero LiquidTV | TiVo PC, lets consumers record shows directly to their hard drives, transfer the video content between computers throughout the home, and burn it to a DVD or export the content to mobile devices such as an iPod.

The software runs on any PC that has Windows XP or Vista operating systems.

"Nero has done a superb job of bringing the TiVo experience to the PC and [has] done so in a way that lives up to the rich TiVo legacy,” said TiVo President and CEO Tom Rogers. “To be able to extend the features of TiVo to a new platform without compromising the integrity of what has made TiVo such a revolutionary product is a significant achievement, one we know both new and old fans of TiVo will love.”

Nero LiquidTV | TiVo PC with one year of TiVo service will be available in the United States, Canada and Mexico next month with a suggested retail price of $199 for a retail box or $99 for a downloadable software-only version.

TiVo service subscription renewal is on an annual basis at $99 per year. The retail box, containing a tuner card, TiVo remote control and IR blaster, will be available at participating retailers in the U.S. and Canada.

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