TiVo Home Media Option Features Rolled Into Basic Service

Just in time for the hardware I bought on Monday to arrive, TiVo has made the old “Home Media Option” services a part of the standard service package. Multi-room viewing, music streaming, photo sharing, and a Web interface to the TiVo To-Do list are now all standard on Series 2 DVRs.

Bad-ass.

I’m very glad that I didn’t drop the $99 for the one-time fee for this service; I wasn’t sure that I’d like TiVo enough to use it, but I find myself thinking that I’d like multi-room viewing. I also find myself, from time to time, wanting to record two things at once; now I can.

I reckon I’ll actually hook up my old 19″ TV now and put it in my bedroom.

[Please note that this is my first TiVo-related post since buying my TiVo; I think that kind of restraint is remarkable.]

Way Cool TV Marathon

Most cable networks decide to run show-oriented marathons on New Year’s Day, as the broadcast networks tend to run highly-rated college football games. As I’m on a boycott of the Bowl Championship Series, I decided to flip around and see what was on TV.

I found that Comedy Central is running a Whose Line Is It Anyway? marathon. It’s not the American version with the dreadfully unfunny Drew Carey; it’s the British version. Never fear, Colin and Ryan are featured.

This should provide much amusement as I try to shovel out my bedroom …