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By David Ponce
Without getting into a lengthy diatribe about the tectonic changes the entertainment industry is (and has been for quite some while) going through in order to deliver its product to us, let me just remind you about the impact of just one of these companies: TiVo. They basically introduced the DVR to market and changed the way we interact with what we watch. Gotta go pee? Pause live TV and do it! Of course, TiVo’s been around some time and the landscape around their pioneering product also changes, so they’ve been hard at work on their latest generation box, the TiVo Premiere.
The TiVo Premiere is a DVR reloaded. Not only does it connect to your existing cable it also plugs into your Internet, opening the door to a bunch of new possibilities. “[Possibilities] like instant streaming from Netflix, downloads from Amazon Video On Demand, YouTube videos, music from Pandora and much more—all on your HDTV.” The Premiere is able to record up to 45 hours of (up to) 1080p HD video and is available for $99, when you sign up for a 1-year service plan of $19.99 a month
Except of course if you happen to read OhGizmo!… and have some luck! See, TiVo is giving a TiVo Premiere box away, with a year’s worth of $20/mo. service. Below are the essential highlights from the rules, but we’re linking to the full fineprint below.
Rules: 1) Leave ONE comment on this post. We’re not doing the comment a day on this giveaway. 2) It’s open to legal US residents 18-years of age or older. 3) The sweepstakes begin at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on December 16, 2010 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on December 23, 2010 (the “sweepstakes period”) 4) This is more of a request of mine: please leave more than “comment!” or “I’m in!” You won’t be disqualified if you don’t, but it makes us editors smile a little when you put in more than an iota of effort into your comments. These giveaways are, after all, an effort to get you all lurkers to get talking a little more on the site.
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