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Monday, February 27, 2006

Free TiVo? ... NATO releases Digital Cinema System requirements

- TiVo's CEO hints that the company may start giving away free DVRs in order to generate subscription revenue, in this Reuters piece:

    "We're continuing to pursue the prospects of zero upfront and all upfront" pricing, Rogers told the Reuters Global Technology, Media and Telecoms Summit in New York.

    The company is likely to begin the test to offer free boxes, possibly in exchange for higher priced and longer term plans, fairly soon, said Rogers, who was named chief executive last July.

- If you're really wonky, you may want to have a look at NATO's Digital Cinema System Requirements, just released today as a PDF. (NATO being the National Association of Theater Owners.)