This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TiVo. All opinions are 100% mine.
The holiday season is a lot of fun, isn’t it? There’s the bustle of shopping to find just the right gifts for everyone on your list. The excitement of parties and celebrations. The fun of decorating your house and making cookies. However, if you’re like me, you have some TV shows that you love and watch religiously. All of this seasonal fun makes it difficult to catch all my regular shows and the holiday movies and specials, too. I don’t even own a VCR anymore, so I couldn’t record my shows even if I wanted to mess with the tapes. Enter Tivo to save the day!
You’re familiar with TiVo by now, aren’t you? A TiVo box – with your broadband connection and a CableCARD from your provider – replaces your current set-top box and lets you watch and record all your programs. TiVo does it better than your old cable DVR could, because the TiVo interface is so elegant and easy to use. And it offers services your cable box can’t.
With the new TiVo Premiere box, you’ll be able to watch and record your normal cable programming and even over-the-air television signals with a digital antenna. You’ll also have a world of internet programming at your fingertips. The TiVo Premiere gives you access to Netflix Instant downloads, Amazon on Demand, and Blockbuster on Demand. You can even watch videos from sites like YouTube, and the box can host music and stream it from your PC or Mac or from sites like Pandora. And the Premiere lets you enjoy your programming in full HD – even the interface screens are in HD. And the Premiere has room to record up to 45 hours of full HD programming!
TiVo is making giving a gift to yourself or a loved one very easy this year. Stop by Best Buy to pick up a TiVo Premiere box at the special holiday pricing of only $99 when you agree to a one-year service plan – the monthly rate is only $19.99 a month during the subscription period. This is the best, most affordable pricing TiVo has ever offered. And unlike renting a DVR from the cable company, you’ll actually own the TiVo Premiere at the end of the year. For about $350, you can give your friend, family, or yourself a year of programming that you can watch when it fits into your schedule. And the fun doesn’t stop at the year’s end – you can continue the TiVo service on a month-to-month basis.
Best of all, TiVo has very generously given The Gadgeteer a TiVo Premiere box and a one-year subscription to the TiVo service to be awarded to one lucky Gadgeteer reader. Winning is easy. All you have to do is post a comment to this article between now and 12/23/10 11:59pm EST. Be sure to read the sweepstakes rules.
1/6/11 – Update: The winner is comment #35 from Brett.