|Originally posted by wrmMoxi
What I dont get is how so many of the features that have been standard on TIVO for years weren't included right away... Your initial target market is the people with TIVO
I've had TiVo for three and a half years. I love it. Great U-I. (well, a bit tedious, but simple, consistent, easy to pick up, well thought-out.) Lots of great features for both newbies and geeks. A geat product. And, IMHO, one that deserves much more success than it has had. I'm sick of all the "TiVo will die" talk.
But let's do a thought experiment. Suppose Moxi wants to get into the DVR business. And suppose they want to whup TiVo big time. I guess they have two choices:
1. Try to get TiVo users, like me to switch.
2. Try to go after people who--for one reason or other--don't have a DVR yet.
Which group is larger? Where would you invest.
One thing that mystifies all of us TiVo users--and probably TiVo themselves--is how come a product that owners love so much has been so slow to catch on?
If I wanted to give Moxi free advice, I'd say, don't try to copy TiVo feature for feature. People who want what TiVo offers already have TiVo. Try and figure out something that will appeal to people that haven't yet bought into the DVR concept.
If people don't have a clue about how a DVR can change their lives... how important is it to start out with complex boolean searches for wishlists?