"TiVo Series 3 and HD DVDs upgraded for TiVoToGo and Multi-Room Viewing"3.5 starson by stevelen
Pros: TiVoToGo and Multi-Room Viewing are available on any TiVo Series 3 and HD DVRs with a network connection and software version 9.1 or later.
Cons: Interactive digital cable services such as video-on-demand, enhanced program guide, and pay-per-view services still require the use of a separate cable company-provided set-top box.
Summary: In October 2007, TiVo made TiVoToGo and Multi-Room Viewing available on all their HD DVDs, as long as the user has a network connection and upgraded TiVo software version 9.1 or later.
The problem of accessing interactive digital cable services, may be resolved by mid-2008. Several companies, including TiVo, which have hardware requiring the use of CableCARDs, are pushing the development of a "tuning resolver", which will plug into a USB 2.0 port on units already in use, allowing them to access interactive digital cable services. Currently, the device specifications are undergoing an intellectual property review. CableLabs chief technology officer Ralph Brown, says they hope to be able to release the approved specs in early 2008. It is predicted that TiVo may have their "tuning resolver" available by mid-2008, although they have not set a price, as yet.