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TiVo coming to a Blu-ray player near you?

Hybrid TV (makers of TiVo in Australia) has been in talks with local manufacturers to co-brand products such as TVs and Blu-ray players with the TiVo logo.

Hybrid TV (makers of TiVo in Australia) has been in talks with local manufacturers to co-brand products such as TVs and Blu-ray players with the TiVo logo.

Could we start seeing this little fella on Blu-ray players? (Credit: TiVo)

Hybrid TV CEO Robbee Minicola, at the Get Ready for Digital conference in Sydney, said that a Blu-ray player — not a Blu-ray recorder — was at the top of her list.

"It would be fantastic if there was a TiVo Blu-ray player, that would be my dream. So you could have TiVo and play your Blu-ray DVDs."

Minicola met with LG representatives at CES 2009 in Las Vegas, but no plans have been made to release TiVo-branded LG televisions this year.

"To be honest with you, I've spoken to every manufacturer and I will do so until we can find the right solution, but I don't have anything on the roadmap yet," said Minicola.

Meanwhile, LG will release its own PVR-enabled televisions in the coming months with its latest series of "Time Machine" plasma sets.

Panasonic is still the only manufacturer in Australia to release a Blu-ray recorder, with two new models, the DMR-BW750 and DMR-BW850, coming in April 2009.