In an interesting merger of media, Blockbuster and TiVo are teaming up to offer one service.

According to Home Media Retailing, for $29.99 a month and a one year commitment, "subscribers... get an 80-hour TiVo Series2 DVR and accompanying functions, including automatic TV show recording and search engine. Users also receive up to three online Blockbuster movie rentals and four coupons per month for in-store rentals."

The story goes on to say that this pact between the two media giants seems to "favor" TiVo because participants can jettison the Blockbuster subscription and then only pay $19.99 for their TiVo service.