A company named Rovi just bought TiVo. This wasn’t unexpected, and hopefully won’t affect my TiVo Bolt, which is a really great DVR and streaming media box. I hope the combined company does well. I don’t think this deal will affect the TiVo hardware or service at all, at least in the near future.
I think that, if I ever have to give up my TiVo, I’ll probably take that as my cue to give up on cable TV altogether.