Best Buy and TiVo announced they were forming a "broad partnership" two years ago,
then revealed a connected HDTV product
last year, and now it's apparently just days from being released. This information posted over at ZatzNotFunny
pegs the launch date for the Insignia
cTV as July 31st, packing the TiVo Premiere's menu system and apps like Netflix, CinemaNow and Pandora. The 32- and 42-inch models feature built-in WiFi, but no included DVR and don't require a TiVo subscription. With the recent launch of multiroom streaming on the TiVo Premiere
and another DVR-less product from TiVo in the Preview
, this is a perfect opportunity to include multiroom access, no set-top box needed
. Unfortunately, like the pricetag of the cTV units, that detail has yet to be revealed.