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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