updated 05:35 pm EDT, Mon August 21, 2006
Digital Deck Networked PVR
TiVo's most glaring limitation in its current hardware is the lack of widespread networking abilities. They can share shows between computers and other TiVo recorders but are limited in what they can play back beyond television shows. Digital Deck's self-titled television recorder has just shipped and shares many TiVo Series 2 abillites (it can in fact play shows from networked TiVo units), but adds the significant ability to play back iTunes music including playlists and podcasts. It can also display photos from Flickr accounts for those who upload image collections to the service. A main unit is initially available at CompUSA for $499 and includes a remote as well as access to Digital Deck's online program guide updates.