"Works well with Tivo but has a few DRM kinks to be worked out yet."2.5 starson by theffernan
Pros: Downloaded rented unboxed movies to my Tivo with ease.
Cons: DRM is too restrictive.
Summary: We rented a movie via Amazon Unboxed. It downloaded to my Tivo in the background without a hitch. The entire process was painless except for the DRM (digital rights management).
The movie that we had rented was not as kid appropriate as we had hoped. Having started the movie, we now had 24 hours to finish watching it. Since it was late, we decided to call it a night and try again the following evening since it was a school night and the kids would be in bed earlier. We started the movie right where we left off but the 24 hour DRM ran out with around 4 mins of the movie remaining unwatched. As stated, it was instantly deleted from the Tivo.
The only positive thing is that DRM this inflexible will continue to alienate consumers. With luck, enough consumers will vote with their dollars (or lack of) to convince the industry that DRM needs to be much less restrictive or better yet, totally eliminated.