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TiVo rolled out some upgrades to its service plan this morning. Slated for release later this year, TiVo Desktop Plus 2.4 ($24 bucks for first-time buyers) will let subscribers convert and view Web video from a PC to their TiVo box. This is particularly cool if you have a long list of video podcasts you watch daily. Another feature (in partnership with One True Media) will let you share (unprotected) video over the Internet with other TiVos. So basically you upload videos to a One True Media account and then share them with other TiVo owners by giving them your private channel (they can even get a Season Pass to your channel if they wish). Downloads will be free on the receiving end, but uploads will cost the sender $4 per month. Nice features if you're already a subscriber, but I doubt this will get many new people to sign up. As much as I hate to say it, I'm sticking with my Comcast HD DVR, which (knocks on wood) hasn't punked out on me yet.

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Press Release [TiVo]
Press Release [TiVo]