At the Cable Show
this week Macrovision
is showing off its new tru2way Passport software, which we have to say is pretty cool looking. Of course it isn't the coolest looking software we've seen, but it is the best looking tru2way
option so far and at least it is widescreen. But maybe in what might be bigger news to Comcast
customers around the country -- or anyone who uses the Passport of iGuide
software really -- is the that like the Passport tru2way software, the new Passport and iGuide software will also support multi-room viewing
. So you'll finally be able to have your content follow you around the house and automatically pick up where you left off. Unfortunately like other solutions based on the Motorola boxes
it's limited to two tuners throughout the house -- because a DVR can only act as a server and not as a client -- and we'd bet our old friends at the cable company will continue to only offer DVRs with puney 160GB hard drives, which really makes it hard for most families to get by with a single DVR.