Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Amazon Unbox on TiVo


It is always nice to be able to see something that you worked on actually being used.  While I worked at TiVo, I worked on the project to download video to the DVRs.


Now you can download Amazon Unbox videos directly to Series2 or Series3 TiVos.  I was curious about Amazon Unbox, but previously it was only available on Windows PCs.  Also, I never thought that watching video on a small computer screen was a compelling experience





Currently, when you sign up for Amazon Unbox for your TiVo, Amazon will give you a $15 credit to try some downloads.  So, this evening, I selected a documentary.  It didn't take that long to download.  I haven't watched it yet, so I don't know what the quality is.  I will put my comments on the quality later.


Update: I just watch the movie, and the quality was pretty good.  The quality is pretty similar to standard-def content on my Series3.  I didn't see any video artifacts in the video.


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for trying it out, Paul, and we wouldn't be live today without your hard work on this.
    If you have any feedback for how Unbox works or see any issues, please let me know.
    Best,
    Stephen

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