Fresh off a new DVR launch (the Premiere
), TiVo is now providing a way
for end-users to access Web content and distribute media in the house
without the use of an Ethernet cable attached directly to the rear of
the box. The solution is a new 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter, or more
specifically, the Wireless N Network Adapter. It's designed to work
with the Premiere, TiVo HD, TiVo Series3 HD or TiVo Series2 dual-tuner
DVRs, and will assist in helping consumers "transfer and download
broadband content within the home at a faster speed."
With the proliferation of high-definition content, the use of 802.11n
is nearly a must. This solution also keeps you from having to run a
very long Ethernet cable through your den, and keeping the clutter down
is always a good idea. It'll also connect your TiVo to your home
network with a single-push setup, and this enables users to record a
show with one box while watching content on a another wirelessly. It
also works with TiVoToGo, allowing users easily transfer recordings to
a laptop or other portable device over the air.
It's on sale now from the company's website at $89.99, though B&M shoppers can find one at Best Buy in around a week.
TiVo(R) Enhances TiVo(R) Premiere Experience With TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter
Download and Transfer HD TV and Movies Faster and Easier
ALVISO, CA, Apr 26, 2010 -- TiVo Inc., a leader in advanced television services, including digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced general availability of a new TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter. The adapter is designed to help consumers transfer and download broadband content within the home at a faster speed, making the most of your TiVo(R) Premiere and TiVo(R) Premiere XL music, web and mobile features. Starting today, the TiVo Wireless N Adapter is available for $89.99 on TiVo.com and available later this week at Best Buy stores nationwide.
"The Wireless N Adapter takes your TiVo DVR broadband experience up a notch, making moving content within the home both faster and more convenient," said TiVo Inc.'s Vice President and General Manager of Product Marketing, Jim Denney. "We've offered a Wireless G Adapter for many years, but just as Premiere was our first step in the next evolution of the DVR, we wanted to upgrade our total offering with the addition of a new Wireless N Adapter focused on speed and performance. We'll continue to release accessories and features that further improve the overall customer experience, leaving the competition behind."
The TiVo Wireless N Adapter easily connects your TiVo DVR to your wireless home network. The adapter features a simple push button configuration that makes set-up easy.* With its fast speeds, the adapter is ideal for moving content within the home, such as recording a show on one TiVo DVR and watching it on another in your home. To take advantage of your mobile features with TiVoToGo(TM) the adapter lets you easily transfer recordings to a laptop, iPhone(TM) or other portable devices.
As TiVo's first adapter that takes advantage of the 802.11n networking standard, the Wireless N Adapter is designed to deliver quicker transfer speeds, across longer ranges and with less interference by using the 5GHz versus 2.4GHz band.** Even if you don't own an N-speed router, you can create a bridge and get N-speed downloads by plugging a second TiVo Wireless N Adapter into your G- or B-speed router. For customer convenience, the adapter works with all dual tuner TiVo DVRs and is backwards compatible with older networks.
* Only for routers with Wi-Fi Protected Setup push button configuration. Customers without push button configuration on their router will connect the adapter to a computer first to configure the N-adapter. ** Results may vary based on your network environment.
The Wireless N Adapter is for use with TiVo Premiere, TiVo HD, TiVo Series3(TM) HD or TiVo Series2(TM) dual-tuner DVRs. TiVo Desktop or TiVo Desktop Plus software is required for music, photos and TiVoToGo transfers. Movie and TV show downloads require a broadband Internet connection and may require a rental or purchase fee. Transfers to some portable devices require TiVo Desktop Plus (sold separately).