|Thanks for the feedback. On Replay, the fact that SonicBlue has been put out of business precisely because it skips ads automatically makes them not terribly relevant to the current picture. Hence, they didn't make the cut. For fuller portraits of some of the people/companies who were featured in the piece, you can follow the links on my web site.|
|How could you write an article on the state of the DVR and not mention ReplayTV once?!? This is a machine that invented the 30sec skip button and the only company to sell a DVR with AUTOMATIC commercial advance like on many VCR's, The first to have broadband connectivity. The first to have unit-to-unit streaming, and the first to have Internet show sharing.|
Now the newest units will not have some of these features because of network lawsuits.
It seems to me you did not do your research very well at all. As all of these items must be understood to really know the current climate of the DVR market.
|Thanks for the feedback. Obviously I'm aware of Replay--but the fact that SonicBlue has been put out of business for the features you describe makes them not terribly relevant to the current picture. Hence, they didn't make the cut. For fuller portraits of some of the people/companies who were featured in the piece, you can follow the links on my web site. http://www.frankrose.com|
|I do not think it is obvious the you know anything about ReplayTV.|
Yes, SonicBlue is out of business. It is incorrect however to blame the lawsuits. They ran out of cash because they made too many acquisitions too quickly.
ReplayTV has been bought by the parent company of Denon and Marantz audio, they have ReplayTV back in BestBuy, Radio Shack and other major retailers don't you think that makes it worth at least one mention alone?!? Not to mention that they have a new model about to be released. Oh and in home networking is free, not $99 like TIVO
The EFF won a settlement from the parties that in fact affirms the right of users to have a device with the commercial advance feature. I would think that because of the subject of your article that would warrant mentioning. http://www.eff.org/effector/16/22.php?rss=1#III
Please do not insult the intelligence of Wired readers by saying you knew all of this and you choose to ignore it. That in fact does not make the article look better but worse.