Tivo comig closer?

January 7th, 2008

What do I see in my email this morning but a link to this:

Would you like to be one of the first people in Australia to use TiVo?

TiVo currently needs enthusiastic individuals to help test TiVo before its launch into Australia next year. We need your help to ensure we provide the best customer experience for our TiVo users. Your feedback will shape the way we develop the TiVo service.

This can only mean that the Tivo is coming a lot closer in Australia. Given that it’s been out in the US for 10 years now the testing should be reasonably quick. They released a version in the UK a few years ago (which didn’t take off), so I imagine most of the technical problems in terms of PAL versus NTSC have been solved.

Given that I already have a Foxtel iQ box, you might wonder why I need another. The simple answer is that the software on the iQ is terrible, and it doesn’t do free-to-air channels except the ABC. So roll on the Tivo, I’m ready. I’ve even signed up for the beta.