TiVo is set to become the first PVR in Australia to be able to record and timeshift 3D free to air broadcasts such as the State of Origin on Nine 3D and the World Cup Soccer in June.
TiVo has announced that 3D content will soon be ready for download through its video on demand Caspa service. The 3D downloads should become available in June and will include mostly movie trailers and short animations initially with full length movies and documentaries to be added at a later date.
TiVo has launched a campaign to stimulate sales in the lead up to the World Cup by offering a 1TB external hard drive valued at $249 to all who purchase as TiVo device between May 28 and June 20, 2010. The use must also register for a Caspa account to qualify. Full details at major retialers, like Harvey Norman, Domayne, Dick Smith, JB Hi Fi and Myer.
“To own a TiVo and know that your TiVo can record the 3D broadcast of the World Cup soccer while you are sleeping, then wake up to time shifted viewing on a 3D TV is worth getting out of bed for. The ability to feel as though you can reach out and kiss a player that scores a goal, snatch the red card out of the hands of the referee, or experience the players heading right for you in a slide tackle: you can almost taste the grass and dirt in your mouth,” said an exuberant Hybrid TV CEO Robbee Minicola.
You will, of course, require a 3D TV in order to enjoy the benefits of 3D through TiVo. Meanwhile, with TiVo offering more and more content on demand via the internet, TiVo has teamed up with a number of ISP providers to include meter free content when used in conjunction with a TiVo. Details at the TiVo website www.mytivo.com.au.