TiVo, the juggernaut of the digital television recording revolution of the 2000s, recently announced that it would be phasing out service for its oldest DVRs -- but the company's newly leaked product, the TiVo Mantis, will take some of the distress away for TiVo faithfuls. Based on patent filings, the TiVo Mantis looks to be an impressive update on DVR tech.
The as-yet-unreleased TiVo Mantis' biggest difference from early DVRs is that the device does not require a wired connection to cable boxes. Taking advantage of modern wireless speeds, the Mantis uses an antenna to receive video, and it can then send that video to devices throughout a consumer's home.
While the TiVo Mantis looks to be too small to house internal storage, critics are theorizing that this means TiVo may offer some sort of cloud storage service in the future.