Originally Posted by videobruce
It's a real simple scenario; charge a reasonable price for the hardware, then offer additional services, the Guide in this case (what you are calling "software") for a additional reasonable charge.
This is exactly what they have been doing for over a decade. However Guide is not equal to Software (service). As without their software the guide (TV listings) has no value.
Hardware - $150 for Roamio (of late)
Service - Monthly $15 or Lifetime $400 (new customer promo code)
I have always found their pricing very reasonable for what they offer. In fact I have never seen anyone offer more for less.
I never stated, implied or suggested that their Guide should be for free.
So the age old debate simply comes down to the definition of reasonable. I find $15 and $400 reasonable. What is reasonable to you? And what are you basing it on...
Edited by Charles R - 1/29/14 at 5:47am