The Supreme Court ruled today that Cablevision Systems Corp remove DVR technology does not violate copyright law. That means cable companies will be able to offer consumers to have DVR technology without actually having to have a box in their homes.
I’m not sure this is really going to make a difference, in the long run. TiVo and other DVRs are great to have in the home, and it’s nice to have some control over what you’re recording, rather than leaving it to the cable companies.
Also, it seems unlikely that the cable companies that make money every month from in-home DVR subscriptions will want give that up.