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Tivo petitions FCC for Clarification or Waiver

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by BigJimOutlaw, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    The FCC can do a lot more than they choose to do, but as I said when you have commish's leaving for lucrative jobs at the NCTA and Comcast it's clear that the revolving door is more important.

    This should be no surprise to anyone that followed the Wall Street and SEC lack of enforcement issues that led to the crash (and that no one has gone to jail for it). The revolving door is even more wide open there.
  2. bdraw

    bdraw Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Tampa, FL
    The FCC does not have the power to force providers to offer VOD content without the cable companies controlling the user interface. The providers won't do it willingly and we don't want TiVo to just pass through the same UI the providers' stb has. We want it to match the TiVo UI like Comcast's does.

    The FCC does not have the power to force cable companies to provide guide data to 3rd party hardware even though customers pay for it as part of their service. This is something that TiVo owners don't have to worry about, but it is something that keeps other CE companies from releasing hardware -- see Rovi's recent shutdown of TVGOS as a reason why.

    Everything else the FCC has the power to do is moot when you consider these two big ones. On demand is increasingly becoming more and more popular, with just about everyone agreeing that the days when linear content rules, being numbered. Bottom line is you'd have to make a pretty unbelievably great DVR to get people to pay for it when it their provider will give them one for a small monthly fee that can deliver services that you have no choice but to pay for.
  3. haplo888

    haplo888 New Member

    Jun 9, 2009
    Wait, what's the difference between and XL4 and an Elite?
  4. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    Just the name.

    The XL4 originally came out as the Elite. They then renamed it the XL4 around the time they offered the Premiere 4.

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