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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