updated 05:30 pm EDT, Tue March 27, 2007
YouTube-like TiVo service
TiVo and One True Media today began a new video-sharing service, which allows peers to watch home movies on their DVRs. Users first upload the videos to the One True Media website, where they can be edited with online tools. A free personal channel must then be created with TiVo, to which other TiVo customers can be invited to subscribe. If they so choose they can also select a Season Pass, which will download the latest videos automatically.
The service does however have some requirements: the receiver must be using a Series 2 or 3 DVR connected to broadband Internet, and the uploader may have to pay for a One True Media subscription, if the uploads surpass 100MB. Fees begin at $4 per month or $40 per year. No extra charges exist on TiVo's end.