Less Than $50 This Holiday Season And Loaded With New Features, The TiVo Box Is The Gift Everyone Will Love To Give As Much As Receive
With TiVo®, You Will be Able to Transfer Your Favorite TV Shows to Your Apple iPod and Sony PSP; Schedule Recordings From Yahoo! TV listings; Scan Local Movie Listings and Buy Tickets; Share Photos and More
ALVISO, Calif. — December 8, 2005 — While the weather outside may be frightful, TiVo has gifts that will make the holidays even more delightful! The gift of entertainment is always well received — even by hard-to-shop-for loved ones, making the TiVo® Series2™ DVR and the Humax DVD Recorder with TiVo service must-haves this holiday season. And, as little as $49.99 after mail-in rebate and service activation, a TiVo DVR is more affordable than ever, making it as enjoyable to give as it is to receive.
As a special gift to subscribers this holiday season, TiVo is adding several new service features that are easy to use and enjoy. TiVo subscribers will soon be able to transfer their favorite TV shows to their Video iPod and Sony PSP, through forthcoming updates to its groundbreaking TiVoToGo™ feature. With new online services introduced last week, subscribers with broadband connected TiVo Series2 DVRs can scan movie listings and purchase tickets powered by Fandango, discover new music with Live365, check local traffic and weather and share photos online from Yahoo!, play games, and listen to their favorite podcasts. All these new TiVo extras are bundled as part of the standard TiVo monthly service fee.
The Real Thing — TiVo Series2 DVR
For as little as $49.99 after rebate for a 40-hour model, TiVo has something to make everyone’s holiday wishes come true. Running the smart, easy-to-use TiVo service, the TiVo Series2 DVR offers award-winning digital recording capabilities including all the popular features TiVo is famous for, such as scheduling recordings from the web, Season Pass™ recordings, and WishList® searches. And now, with the new TiVoToGo™ feature, TiVo Series2 subscribers have the flexibility to watch their favorite shows not only whenever... but wherever they want.
The TiVoToGo feature allows viewers to transfer their favorite TV shows from their networked TiVo Series2 DVR to their PC for viewing on a laptop computer or on Windows Mobile™-based devices, including Portable Media Centers , Smartphones and Pocket PCs — for viewing anywhere, anytime. Announced this November, an upcoming enhancement to the current TiVoToGo feature will allow TiVo subscribers to easily transfer recorded television programming to their Apple iPod or PSP devices.
The TiVo Series2 DVR is available at leading retailers nationwide. Visit www.tivo.com to find a store near you or to purchase online.
Easily Burn DVDs and Take Your TV Favorites on the Road — Humax DRT400
Getting ready for a long flight or want to quiet down the kids in the car? The new Humax DRT400 combines a 40-hour TiVo Series2 DVR, an easy-to-use DVD recorder and a progressive scan DVD player, all rolled into one box. The popular TiVo user interface allows viewers to digitally record their favorite shows and easily burn them to DVD . Unlike other DVD recorders, the Humax DRT400 allows DVDs to be burned while the viewer simultaneously records — or even watches live TV.
And like the TiVo Series2 DVR, the Humax DRT400 works with any TV setup — antenna, satellite, cable, digital cable, and combinations. The DRT400 is available today at select retail locations and online at www.tivo.com .
Give the Gift of TiVo
TiVo is also offering gift subscriptions to fit every budget this holiday season. Available in 3 month, 12 month and Product Lifetime increments, TiVo has an offering for every need. The costs for the gift subscriptions are:
3 month subscription
12 month subscription
Product Lifetime subscription
If a one year service subscription and TiVo box are purchased at TiVo.com, gift givers will receive an instant $150 savings and forgo the need to submit a mail-in rebate.
To order a gift subscription or to learn more, please visit www.tivo.com/gift.
Easy-to-Use TiVo Service Features
* TiVo Online Scheduling: Enables TiVo subscribers the freedom to schedule recordings on their TiVo Series2 DVR from anywhere they have access to a computer with an Internet connection. Check out TV listings on Yahoo!, see something you like and schedule a recording right from the page.
* Pause, rewind and instant replay live TV : Fast forward through the boring stuff
* Season Pass™ recordings: Viewers will never miss an episode with Season Pass recordings — the TiVo service will automatically record every episode, whenever it airs. It can even skip the repeats.
* WishList ® searches: WishList assists the user with searching for programs related to a specific actor, director, keyword, or topic, such as cooking and automatically records them.
* TiVoToGo™ feature: Enables TiVo Series2 subscribers to transfer shows they’ve recorded on their TiVo DVRs to their PC so they can burn them to DVD or take them anywhere and view them on their laptop, Windows Mobile™-based Portable Media Centers powered by Intel® Mobile Media Technology as well as newer Windows Mobile-based Smartphones and Pocket PCs. And through a just announced forthcoming update to the TiVoToGo feature, TiVo Series2 subscribers will be able to transfer shows they’ve recorded on their TiVo DVRs to the Apple Video iPod™ and Sony PlayStation Portable ™.
* Smart Recording: The TiVo service can automatically detect line-up changes and adjusts recording times automatically so no one has to keep track of the TV schedule.
TiVo has always given users the freedom to view their favorite television programs at any time, but the most recent evolution of the TiVo service now allows subscribers to watch their favorite shows anywhere. Television content can now be transferred to PCs and mobile devices, or burned to DVD and played in the car, on a PC, or on most standard DVD players.
The TiVo box is a gift that will give back all year long, allowing friends and family to take control of their entertainment experience and bring the best of television with them, wherever they go.
The $150 mail-in rebate is available on all TiVo DVRs (excluding DirecTV DVRs with TiVo) purchased between now and January 7, 2006 , with TiVo service activation required before January 31, 2006 . For complete rebate terms, go to www.tivorebates.com. The TiVo service requires a one year commitment. Early termination fee and other restrictions apply. For complete terms, go to www.tivo.com/privacy.
The forthcoming update to the TiVoToGo feature to enable TiVoToGo transfers to Apple Video iPod™ and Sony PlayStation Portable ™ is expected during the first quarter of next year. TiVo subscribers will need to purchase certain low cost software to facilitate the transfer of content from the PC to the Apple Video iPod™ and Sony PlayStation Portable ™.
To access product images and logos, please visit www.tivo.com/resources.
About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO) pioneered a brand new category of products with the development of the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). Sold through leading consumer electronic retailers, TiVo has developed a brand which resonates boldly with consumers as providing a superior television experience. Through agreements with leading satellite and cable providers, TiVo also integrates its full set of DVR service features into the set-top boxes of mass distributors. TiVo’s DVR functionality and ease of use, with such features as Season Pass™ recordings and WishList® searches, has elevated its popularity among consumers and has created a whole new way for viewers to watch television. With a continued investment in its patented technologies, TiVo is revolutionizing the way consumers watch and access home entertainment. Rapidly becoming the focal point of the digital living room, TiVo’s DVR is at the center of experiencing new forms of content on the TV, such as broadband delivered video, music and photos. With innovative features such as, TiVoToGo™ and online scheduling, TiVo is expanding the notion of consumers experiencing “TiVo, TV your way.” The TiVo® service is also at the forefront of providing innovative marketing solutions for the television industry, including a unique platform for advertisers and audience measurement research. The company is based in Alviso, Calif.
This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, TiVo’s business, services, business development, strategy, customers or other factors that may affect future earnings or financial results. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “will,” “intend,” “estimate,” “continue,” or similar expressions or the negative of those terms or expressions. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially include delays in development, competitive service offerings and lack of market acceptance, as well as the “Factors That May Affect Future Operating Results.” More information on potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial results is included from time to time in the Company’s public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2004, and the Quarterly Reports on Form 10Q for the period(s) ended April 30, 2004, July 31, 2004, October 31, 2004, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect an analysis only and speak only as of the date hereof. TiVo disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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