On February 18th the FCC will vote upon regulations that will essentially break the cable companies' strangle-hold on set-top boxes. The Commission is expected to vote in favor of the legislation (in a 3-2 partisan split, Democrats to Republicans). How will this affect Tivo?
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15-20 HDTV stations is funny in rural america. The 53% that can't get internet. That's laughable.
all those people that can't get broadband can't get digital tv signals either. how many digital tv towers do you think there are in rural america?
Did you hear that ATT will give you Unlimited wifi 4G data ( @ 100 plus 40 for each phone) if you also concurrently subsribe to Directv. This is for new customers and you MUST have Good Credit, Go Paperless and get the Advanced Bill Pay option for both utilities.. Wonder if that will help Tivo?
GEN4 , hardy har har... GEn 4 doesn't work at night because they give MILITARY PRIORITY to those drones we have in the Middle East theater All those drones work by Hughes SAT NAV beacons.. Have 3 neighbors on my block who started with Hughes switched to Wildblue then finally switched to getting it from the Cell tower wifi.. $G works faster then communicating 23,000 miles 1 way to the satellite for your internet ( and that's just 1 way transmission)
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when I spoke to Hughes about Gen4 they said I could watch 5 maybe 6 netflix movies a month before my GBs were used up. such a deal
4 stations? Most side band HDTV offer 3 stations in addition to the Major station in most areas it is 15-20 HDTV stations..if you are within 60 miles of a broadcast tower, check TVfool to find out what you can get for FREE
HALF of America don't have the BRAINS to do this and the Cable companies/ Telephone companies don't make it any easier by limiting you to 2GB- 5GB per month.
Rogers is probably planning to bleed TIVO for the next year when their best patent expires and he can slip away and his BOD can pick some rube as his replacement. He really has waited way too long to expect anybody to pick up the pieces. Even his buddies at CNBC may have lost faith in him as his recent appearance was a total joke as they gave him maybe 2 minutes and he had to speed talk his tout....it was so funny it was sad. CNBC is probably tired of giving him free time to give the same basic rap every time. The only positive thing about the interview was he was not drunk for sure as he could never have spoken so fast if he was drunk.
Thanks for the reply iron_air, very well thought out. I like your strategic partnership option the best, but I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens.
Amazon has thier own hardware solution. Why would they want to share that with TiVo? Fanboi's are grasping at straws....
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Two reasons: (1) cost = upfront + subscription; (2) effort set-up = connecting device, and coordinate with cable company or antenna set-up.
Like you, I have been wondering what it will take for TiVo to achieve consumer recognition. The above two hurdles are absolutely worth jumping in order to enjoy the terrific benefits of TiVo.
Regarding "striking while the iron is hot" -- cable dis-intermediation will not get any hotter than it is now. A winning platform will be emerging very soon. I just wonder how much longer the opportunity will be available to TiVo. It seems only a matter of time before some innovative business finds a compelling solution -- could be Apple, Amazon, or Microsoft(xbox), etc...
** Low price, entry-level device; Roku-like. No DVR and no subscription. Device would utilize TiVo interface (e.g., OnePass, streaming to handset, etc...). Focus on short-term objective of grabbing as many subscribers as possible to further attract OTT content firms (e.g., HBOgo, etc...), and longer-term upselling clients to subscriptions supporting DVR devices.
** "TiVo Triple Play" -- new comprehensive offering to drive home TiVo's value as a cable box replacement. Create a TiVo box that includes capabilities: (a) Ethernet/WiFi router; (b) terrestrial telephone.
** Strategic transaction/partnership with Amazon for TiVo to be included as part of AmazonPrime; the current AmazonPrimeVideo offering is less good of a fit for Amazon than would be a TiVo offering to its subscribers where they replace their cable box and consolidate their OTT subscriptions; also getting easy access to Amazon's full library of OnDemand videos. Regarding Amazon's relationship with OTT content providers; AWS has been a long-time provider to Netflix powering its streaming activities. Amazon can also offer OTT providers' turnkey solution to customer service. That way content aggregators can focus on content, rather than on consumer subscriptions and services
I seriously don't get it. Cable TV is often close to $100 a month. If I cut the cord, I can be up and running with Tivo for around $50-$250 and the price of an antenna along with $15 a month. If you add Netflix on to that you're talking $25 / month. From there you can record all the good shows on local TV including sports, and have all the movies you ever wanted. I'm not sure why folks would rather use Hulu, CBS All Access, Sling TV, etc. I mean it's all right there with Tivo. Is it a lack of marketing by Tivo? Am I underestimating the laziness of America in that they don't want to install an antenna on their roof? Or am I missing something I haven't thought of. Please chime in.
$15 a month for "service" and 4 stations is a better product? LOL! You Fanboi's are a riot!