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Old 08-01-2014, 09:43 AM   #1
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TiVo, DirecTV Pact Extended to Feb 15, 2018

Headline is all the info I really have.

"On July 28, 2014, DIRECTV extended the term of the Amended and Restated Development Agreement between TiVo Inc. and DIRECTV, LLC (formerly DIRECTV, Inc.) dated as of September 2, 2008, as amended by letter agreement dated April 20, 2009 (as amended, the "Agreement"). The Agreement has been extended until February 15, 2018. "
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:27 PM   #2
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Um, why?
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:44 PM   #3
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Because DirecTV is still selling a DVR with (a really old version of) TiVo software.
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:30 PM   #4
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Because DirecTV is still selling a DVR with (a really old version of) TiVo software.
I know they are, but why? They seem to have settled on going with their own Genie DVR, so why would they choose to keep offering an inferior, outdated TiVo product when they don't have to? Are they just doing it so they can unload what remains of their current inventory of these old boxes onto people who just don't know any better?
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:26 PM   #5
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Its likely a business/$$ decision... continue this deal which is likely cheaper for DTV than to pay Tivo straight up for use of their patents
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:10 PM   #6
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Because DirecTV is still selling a DVR with (a really old version of) TiVo software.
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I know they are, but why? They seem to have settled on going with their own Genie DVR, so why would they choose to keep offering an inferior, outdated TiVo product when they don't have to? Are they just doing it so they can unload what remains of their current inventory of these old boxes onto people who just don't know any better?
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Its likely a business/$$ decision... continue this deal which is likely cheaper for DTV than to pay Tivo straight up for use of their patents
Which beg the question why didn't TiVo bribe/shoot kneecaps DirecTV into carrying the Roamio during the negotiation? Hell, why can't TiVo just sell a DirecTV Roamio box from their own website? Just hate the POS of a Genie box.
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:08 PM   #7
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At the time this deal was made, the Roamio didn't exist. The deal was to turn the then-current HR22 into a quasi-TiVo. It took much longer than anyone expected.

As for the Genie, I like it a lot. It is not in any way a "POS".
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