February 2, 2001 |
Two years after spurring a revolution in digital music, a leading maker of MP3 players announced a deal Thursday to buy ReplayTV Inc., a move the MP3 giant hopes will similarly stoke the fires of the digital video revolution. Sonicblue Inc., whose groundbreaking Rio digital audio devices have come to symbolize the changes sweeping the music industry, sees the same kind of opportunities in the digital video recorder made by ReplayTV.
November 28, 2000 |
ReplayTV Inc., a pioneering manufacturer of so-called personal TV recorders, changed chief executives Monday and laid off dozens of workers in a bid to cut its sizable losses. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company also announced that it will no longer build recorders and sell them directly to the public. Instead, officials said, they will sell their technology to cable operators, TV manufacturers and other companies eager to launch their own personal TV services.
December 19, 2005 |
Digital video recording pioneer ReplayTV plans to announce today that it will start selling software next year that helps personal-computer users tune in to and record live television. The company said its software would be sold with Hauppauge Digital Inc.'s WinTV-PVR tuner-encoder card, hardware that can be added to a PC. ReplayTV, owned by D&M Holdings Inc.
February 5, 2002 |
TiVo Inc. filed a lawsuit accusing interactive-television rival Sonicblue Inc. of stealing technology that lets viewers store some programs while they watch another show. TiVo filed the federal patent-infringement lawsuit on Jan. 23 against Sonicblue and its ReplayTV Inc. unit. Sonicblue and TiVo are battling for supremacy in the growing market for video-data recorders. In December, Sonicblue accused TiVo of infringing a Sonicblue patent for devices that pause and replay TV shows.
April 2, 2003 |
Insolvent Sonicblue Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., said it was unable to close a deal to sell two of its units to D&M Holdings of Tokyo before the deadline imposed by a federal bankruptcy judge. As a result, the two units -- ReplayTV Inc., maker of a pioneering digital video recorder, and Diamond Multimedia Systems Inc., maker of the groundbreaking Rio portable digital music players -- are to be sold April 15 at a bankruptcy auction, the firms said.
January 3, 2004 |
Some customers who took advantage of a significant price drop for a ReplayTV Inc. digital video recorder, thinking it included three years of the required service, are furious because their service has been disconnected and they may have to pay to reactivate it. "It's almost like buying a car and having the car later stop working, saying you can't drive it anymore unless you give us more money," said Eric Maur, 26, of Kaneohe, Hawaii.