TiVo preps for pay-TV's transition to MPEG 4

TiVo has begun preparing pay-TV subscribers who use its boxes for the cable industry's ongoing transition to MPEG 4 video. In a new service note, TiVo notes that Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the latest to pay-TV operator to reclaim bandwidth by transitioning from MPEG 2 to MPEG 4, with the plan to transition its Augusta, Ga., subscribers in October. The switch means that users of some older TiVo models will not be able to view cable channels. Tech blog ZatsNotFunny has a full report here.