RCN debuts TiVo Premiere in D.C.

Tue, 05/04/2010 - 8:40am
Brian Santo

TiVo’s new Premiere DVR has made its debut in RCN’s Washington, D.C., system.

RCN had earlier announced it would standardize on the TiVo box.

TiVo’s new Premiere amps up its DVR to allow downloading and streaming content from other storage within subscribers’ home networks. With a broadband connection, subscribers can also access rental/streaming services, watch YouTube and access interactive applications, including music streaming and photo-viewing applications.

Premiere features include:

• Integrated search: Instantly scans across all programs – TV, video-on-demand and online content
• Automatic recordings: Records a user's favorite shows each week
• Remote scheduling: Schedule recordings remotely from anywhere you have an Internet connection
• TiVoToGo transfers: Take shows with you by transferring them from your TiVo to a laptop or mobile device
• Multi-room viewing: Lets a user record a show on one TiVo box and watch it on another in their home
• Control live TV: Allows pause, rewind, slow-mo and instant replay functions from live TV
• Content storage: Records up to 45 hours of high-definition programming or up to 400 hours of standard-definition
• Full HD support: 1080p and 1080i HD formats are fully supported

Future applications include Pandora Internet Radio, FrameChannel and user-generated development opportunities.

RCN said its next markets to get the TiVo Premiere will be New York City, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania.

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