Comcast TiVo

Looks like I will finally be able to stop feeling guilty about calling my non-TiVo a TiVo.

Tucked into the back of the room was an unlikely star of the show, the Comcast TiVo. Kellie McKeown, Director of Engineering for TiVo, provided a demonstration of the unit for me.

Aside from the Comcast branding and minor UI tweaks, it looks like the TiVo interface fans of the DVR are accustomed to, with a few extra features thrown in like metadata searches and support for Comcast’s On Demand programming. The remote control is the same; the sound effects are the same—it’s the TiVo experience fans of the DVR have come to appreciate. The Comcast TiVos also highlight HD content in the program guide and offer a “Get It In HD” option for WishList and Season Pass recordings. The TiVo software runs on the Motorola 3400 and Motorola 6400 DVRs, with the 3400 offering HDMI connections in addition to the usual composite, component, and coaxial connections. […]

Comcast will then begin rolling out the TiVo software once the trials are over some time later this year.