|Originally posted by tluxon
I haven't been able to figure out why you're so determined to have a working relationship with a company that doesn't want to provide the service you want for the price you want to pay. If both parties can't agree on the terms of a continuing relationship, what's the point of pressing the issue? Get on with life.
Well, the company did offer to provide service at a price I am willing to pay. I'm just trying to stop them from changing their minds retroactively, that's all.
We already agreed to terms of a continuing relationship - terms I'm happy with, and terms I expect to be honored.
I am upset by RTV's attempt to wring more money out of me, but I'm hoping they'll learn a valuable lesson from this - I know, RTV has made a lot of mistakes in the past, and they don't seem to have learned much, but I'm being optimistic due to the fact that they offered me such a good deal.
I've been curious about RTV since the day they came out. I did a lot of research before I bought a PVR and I chose TiVo. I like TiVo a lot - I have two of them now.
I'd like the chance to experience RTV and see if I might like it better. I'd also like to enjoy the benefits of owning both platforms. The company's offer gave me the chance to do that quite economically.
Once this issue is sorted out, I expect that my contact/relationship with the company will be basically nonexistant. It's not like agreeing to live with a person who tried to cheat you, you know? Once RTV agrees to honor the terms of our agreement, I'll use the unit and have a solid basis of comparison to the TiVo's I own.
This opportunity will help me decide which company's product I buy when I move to HDTV - some time later this year, I hope.
I won't respond to your comment about getting on with life, as I'm trying to keep these posts civil.