Everyone was all about TiVo back in the day, but it’s not the day anymore. So, if you’re TiVo and you want to get back in the game, you have to make a big splash. A world record will do that.
While everyone else was busy strolling the show floor for the hottest in tech, TiVo, along with a few TV-loving friends, set the record for longest continuous television watching session, at a healthy 87 hours spanning over three days at TiVo’s CES booth. The ultimate display of couch potato prowess included episodes of Modern Family, Seinfeld, The Soup, The Big Bang Theory, The Mindy Project, Friends, Burn Notice, and American Pickers, among others, so they definitely weren’t hurting for variety. Our three heroes, Dan Jordan, Spencer Larson and Chris Laughlin, just did enough to top the previous record of 86 hours, which was set more admirably by watching only episodes of The Simpsons.
Of course, the TV watching was being done on TiVo’s new Roamio boxes, which act as DVRs while pumping in live television, streaming content, and on-demand video. It’s basically another set-top box, but a pricey one – there are three available for $200, $400, and $600, and they also require a paid subscription to TiVo.