Let's not mince words here, Replay is subsidizing this effort. They units are nearly identical in price to purchase, the would be identical to lease if one or the other weren't throwing some money into it. And, let's not forget, for the fifty millionth time, that TiVo does not charge a monthly service fee if you want to pay for it up front.
|The ReplayTV service will cost $11.95 per month. TiVo's monthly fee is not final yet but will probably be about $19, according to Edward Lichty, director of business development for TiVo. The cost difference reflects the fact that TiVo typically charges a $9.95 monthly service fee while ReplayTV users pay only for hardware.|