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TiVo Premiere Debuts in hhgregg Stores Everywhere

Company Release - 7/12/2010 8:30 AM ET

With TiVo Premiere, hhgregg Now Offers Access to TV, Movies, Web and Music All in One Box

ALVISO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 07/12/10 -- TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in advanced television services including digital video recorders (DVRs), and hhgregg, an Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics leader, announced TiVo® Premiere and TiVo® Premiere XL boxes are available for purchase at hhgregg retail stores and shipping from starting today. TiVo Premiere and TiVo Premiere XL will enable hhgregg customers to combine access to cable programming, movies, web content, and music into one box on a stunning HD interface.

hhgregg will now offer TiVo Premiere and Premiere XL in its 157 stores across 15 states adding to its already robust product offering. With the recent opening of 12 new stores in the mid-Atlantic region, hhgregg continues to provide a growing number of communities and customers with a best in class shopping experience and a wide range of home entertainment products. All hhgregg stores currently showcase over 100 digital TVs and have more than 500 major appliances in stock every day. The company is well known for its competitive prices and highly trained sales associates who are committed to helping shoppers make the best purchase decision.

"We are excited to offer TiVo Premiere in hhgregg stores everywhere, as hhgregg and TiVo both share the goal of providing customers the best possible TV experience," said TiVo's Vice President of Retail Sales, Doug Bieter. "TiVo Premiere eliminates the need for multiple home entertainment boxes, and provides cable, movies, music and the web, all with one box, one remote, at one great price."

"hhgregg has always focused on providing our customers access to the most innovative electronics and appliances at a great value," said hhgregg's Vice President of Marketing, Jeff Pearson. "Shoppers will be thrilled by the opportunity to experience the best that home entertainment has to offer with TiVo Premiere."

What Premiere Offers hhgregg Customers

Search -- When you know just what you want, Premiere's intuitive search lets you find your favorite shows faster, easier, and from many sources -- whether it's a digital premium channel from cable, a funny outtake from YouTube, or a movie from broadband sources such as Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, or Blockbuster On Demand. All of this is brought together into one unified and simple experience.*

Broadband and Broadcast Integration -- Premiere offers content from both broadcast and broadband allowing you to explore all your favorites, and uncover related content.

Browse -- TiVo Premiere allows you to browse content organized by category or topic, and comes complete with a full-screen menu that includes a rich display of movie posters and TV show logos for exploring, making it simple to discover new shows, movies or videos to watch or record.

Recommendations -- With Premiere you can discover content you had no idea even existed in the new discovery bar, which provides content based on similar customers' tastes or other shows like the ones you already enjoy.

Newly Launched Features
This summer, several new features will activate in TiVo Premiere, making today's announcement with hhgregg even more exciting.

Social Web on Your TV -- The new FrameChannel application brings the best of the web directly to the TV offering users access to nearly 1,000 content widgets of personal and commercial content, like Twitter, Facebook, local news and weather, stocks and photos.

Your Favorite Music -- In the near future, Premiere, TiVo Series3™ and HD DVR customers will be able to listen to their personalized Pandora radio stations on the best speakers in the house, thanks to a new TiVo relationship with Pandora.

QWERTY Remote -- Customers will also soon have access to the slide-out QWERTY TiVo remote. The compact peanut shaped remote gives an enhanced experience, especially when using text entry when searching. With Easy plug and play installation, extended range via Bluetooth and backlit programmable buttons, it will quickly become a must-have accessory.

Even More HD
TiVo Premiere sports a new, easy to use and stunning HD layout. We've kept the easy navigation, but significantly cut the number of screens you have to visit by utilizing the extra room high-definition affords. By creating two-column and three-column HD layouts to reduce the number of screens, TiVo helps you get to what you want more quickly.

Room to Record
The TiVo Premiere box has up to 45 hours of HD storage space or up to 400 hours of standard definition programming capacity. And for those who want even more options, the TiVo Premiere XL box holds up to 150 hours of high-definition or up to 1350 hours of standard definition programming.

*TiVo service is required and sold separately. Cable and Netflix subscriptions required for cable and Netflix programming, respectively and are not included in TiVo service subscription. Additional fees may apply for other broadband content. Broadband programming sources subject to availability and may change without notice.

About hhgregg Inc.
hhgregg is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, home appliances, and related products and services operating under the name hhgregg™ and Fine Lines™. hhgregg currently operates 157 stores in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). TiVo offers the TiVo service and TiVo DVRs directly to consumers online at and through third-party retailers. TiVo also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite, and broadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into the ultimate single solution media center by combining its patented DVR technologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability to aggregate, search, and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cable, and broadcast content directly to the television. An economical, one-stop-shop for in-home entertainment, TiVo's intuitive functionality and ease of use puts viewers in control by enabling them to effortlessly navigate the best digital entertainment content available through one box, with one remote, and one user interface, delivering the most dynamic user experience on the market today. TiVo also continues to weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providing interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement ratings services to the television industry.

TiVo, Series1, Series2, Series3, Premiere, FrameChannel and the TiVo Logo are registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. and its subsidiaries worldwide. (c) 2010 TiVo Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.