Originally posted by frankz1
As a TiVo owner and supporter, I hope you're wrong. Sadly, that does seem to be the case with groundbreakers in general. They launch their big idea. It gets copied and bested. Then, it turns out that their big idea was their only idea, and they get left far behind.
Comcast NJ - Union/Verona
Tivo fan here too! And I hope I'm wrong too. But...
DirecTV is about to introduce their own (Tivo like) Guide/DVR called NDS.
No one is going to like this (Me either), but Tivo is dying a slow death.
Tivo relies heavily on their DirecTV deal and that deal is in serious jeopardy with the DirecTV's announcement of NDS.
As far as the stand alone Single Tuner Tivo goes, another slow death. Cable companies are now releasing (like I'm telling you guys something new) "all in one" Dual Tuner/DVR/HD STB's with Tivo like features (most but not all) for roughly $10 a month.
Tivo's HD offering is with DirecTV and cost about $1000.00. Plus a monthly or the lifetime fee.
With Tivo's failure to make a deal with cable companies, specifically the largest... Comcast, I'm sorry to say...
Bye Bye Tivo.