Blockbuster looks to TiVo for help

There have been rumors that Blockbuster (BBI) might have to file for Chapter 11. That speculation has been put to rest for now. The movie rental chain is in the midst of cutting costs by closing stores and renegotiating leases.

But the company's model of renting movies is outdated and it is hard to imagine how it can effectively compete in a digital age where movies are available over cable and broadband.