Originally Posted by generalpatton78
Because many of us have had tivo from the beginning and we've seen them pioneer one thing after another in the dvr space they created. Then to see E* come in and rip off tivo's patents use there name in advertisements and not pay tivo pissed many of us off. If you want to use tivos patents you have to pay for them like D* does. This makes Tivo fans happy because it insure us many more tivo products and innovations.
Buy me a clue here:
1) why would a Tivo 'fan' get pissed at E* when Tivo 'fans' have nothing to gain or lose from any of it. I mean, is this just a high moral ground your standing on?
2) At no point does this lawsuit have anything to do with producing more products or innovations. It means nothing more than smoke and mirrors to protect the stockholders interests. The Tivo customers will gain nothing additional as a result of this. Nothing. (that is unless they are cheering Tivo on like a football team, but thats just ridiculous)
3) The only ones who stand to gain anything in the long run is E*, which I find ironic. We all know that E* is going to wind up licensing Tivo. They just don't want to pay that huge dollar amount and probably won't if a licensing agreement comes out of this. Most D* subs have always considered Tivo one of the 'advantages' to staying with D*. If the E* DVR becomes more 'Tivo-like'...there goes the advantage...truthfully, its something to look forward too...at least I'll be able to hack it and get that ethernet port working.... :D