DirecTV just did itself a solid and picked up the pre-TiVo DVR company, ReplayTV
, from parent company D&M. We don't know what all bundle of valuable time-shifting IP and patents wound up being worth in the form of an acquisition price tag, but it's got to be a pretty penny -- especially to a company like DirecTV, which has watched its peers have a prickly run-in
or two with TiVo and its heavyweight "time warp" patent
. Something tells us the brand will probably only live on in legacy alone, though. We just can't see much reason for DirecTV to bother carrying on with the half-assed comeback ReplayTV's been trying to make over the past couple of years.
[Via Zatz Not Funny