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David Pogue review of Mini and Stream

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by dcborn61, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. compnurd

    compnurd Active Member

    Oct 6, 2011
    "First, he reiterated my point that all of TiVo’s rivals, like the Dish Hopper, DirecTV Genie and cable-company boxes, also charge a fee for each second-TV box."

    I have been saying this for weeks. They compare the box to the Joey and the Genie. Not the flipping Roku
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I've got three Rokus now and two Minis. I don't see how they can be compared against each other. In some Ways the Roku offers much more than the Mini. And in some ways the Mini offer much more than the Roku Boxes. But they certainly seem to be aimed at two different markets.

    And I could not replace one with the other.
  3. Bigg

    Bigg Cord Cutter

    Oct 30, 2003
    It's like comparing a Smart Car to an F-250 Super Duty Diesel. They both use roads, but they do two totally different things.
  4. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
  5. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    And this is different than how any other company operates how? The price of any product has very little to do with cost, price is primarily based on what the market will pay. So I have no idea why anyone thinks TiVo would base their asking price on cost, that is not what happens in capitalism, the asking price is based on what the company believes the market will pay and then adjusted from there based on what the market is actually willing to pay.
  6. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

    May 10, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Very well said! :up:
  7. compnurd

    compnurd Active Member

    Oct 6, 2011
    The same can be said about every cable/sat company... They all do it so why shouldnt Tivo.

    Comcast is the worst
  8. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    Wasn't saying it in a bad way against Tivo, just agreeing with his conclusions. As we've said all along it really doesn't matter how they break it out, if you want to pay $250 you'll do it.
  9. L David Matheny

    L David Matheny Active Member

    Jan 29, 2011
    SE Ohio
    For new products with no competition, the market will pay whatever some people feel the product is worth to them. But the assumption of our free market economic system is that established products will eventually attract significant competition from functionally similar products at prices that are above the cost of production only by enough for the competitors to stay in business. The extent to which companies are able to circumvent such market forces is the extent to which our system has failed to operate efficiently.

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