Took you long enough, eh TiVo? Just under five months after the AN0100 802.11n WiFi adapter splashed down in the FCC's database, the company responsible for the Premiere has finally decided to ship this here dongle. The newly christened TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter is designed to function with all dual-tuner TiVo boxes (though it won't play nice with the DirecTV DVR with TiVo), enabling those who'd rather not run a 50 foot Ethernet drop to still access web features. Fortunately, it's available now for those who've waited; unfortunately, it'll cost you a staggering $89.99. Check it out now from TiVo's website or pick it up later this week at your local Best Buy.
TiVo(R) Enhances TiVo(R) Premiere Experience With TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter
Download and Transfer HD TV and Movies Faster and Easier
ALVISO, CA, Apr 26, 2010 -- TiVo Inc., a leader in advanced television services, including digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced general availability of a new TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter. The adapter is designed to help consumers transfer and download broadband content within the home at a faster speed, making the most of your TiVo(R) Premiere and TiVo(R) Premiere XL music, web and mobile features. Starting today, the TiVo Wireless N Adapter is available for $89.99 on TiVo.com and available later this week at Best Buy stores nationwide.
"The Wireless N Adapter takes your TiVo DVR broadband experience up a notch, making moving content within the home both faster and more convenient," said TiVo Inc.'s Vice President and General Manager of Product Marketing, Jim Denney. "We've offered a Wireless G Adapter for many years, but just as Premiere was our first step in the next evolution of the DVR, we wanted to upgrade our total offering with the addition of a new Wireless N Adapter focused on speed and performance. We'll continue to release accessories and features that further improve the overall customer experience, leaving the competition behind."
The TiVo Wireless N Adapter easily connects your TiVo DVR to your wireless home network. The adapter features a simple push button configuration that makes set-up easy.* With its fast speeds, the adapter is ideal for moving content within the home, such as recording a show on one TiVo DVR and watching it on another in your home. To take advantage of your mobile features with TiVoToGo(TM) the adapter lets you easily transfer recordings to a laptop, iPhone(TM) or other portable devices.
As TiVo's first adapter that takes advantage of the 802.11n networking standard, the Wireless N Adapter is designed to deliver quicker transfer speeds, across longer ranges and with less interference by using the 5GHz versus 2.4GHz band.** Even if you don't own an N-speed router, you can create a bridge and get N-speed downloads by plugging a second TiVo Wireless N Adapter into your G- or B-speed router. For customer convenience, the adapter works with all dual tuner TiVo DVRs and is backwards compatible with older networks.
* Only for routers with Wi-Fi Protected Setup push button configuration. Customers without push button configuration on their router will connect the adapter to a computer first to configure the N-adapter. ** Results may vary based on your network environment.
The Wireless N Adapter is for use with TiVo Premiere, TiVo HD, TiVo Series3(TM) HD or TiVo Series2(TM) dual-tuner DVRs. TiVo Desktop or TiVo Desktop Plus software is required for music, photos and TiVoToGo transfers. Movie and TV show downloads require a broadband Internet connection and may require a rental or purchase fee. Transfers to some portable devices require TiVo Desktop Plus (sold separately).