agreement between TiVo
has the two companies on quasi-friendly terms, with TiVo
promising three more years of service to DirecTV TiVos, and both companies promising not to mess each other over with
patent rights. This comes on the tail of TiVo's suit against Echostar
patent infringement, so we can't help but thinking DirecTV decided to keep their TiVo enabled customers hooked up to
monthly TiVo service, which was set
in about a year, in exchange for a bit of patent-related grace when it comes to their own DVRs. Can't you
just feel the love?