DVD Tivo or not?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by bebw, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. bebw

    bebw Member

    Feb 18, 2003


    I'm trying to decide whether to get a DVD stand alone player or get another Tivo with DVD. :rolleyes:

    Pros on stand alone are: can get DVD/VCR combo unit; and if some other 'medium' becomes popular I haven't outdated my Tivo unit.

    Cons: Cost of stand alone seem to be not that much less than getting the Tivo with it; probably easier operation.

    People with ESP: Does anyone think DVD is going to be outdated within the next 5 years??
  2. dgh

    dgh New Member

    Jul 24, 2000
    The DVD has already been pronounced dead but with two consortiums duking it out to be the successor, it might just hold on for a little while longer. Also, I believe that both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray players play "plain old DVDs" so it may not be that big of a deal for you.

    I still use my Beta VCR sometimes (for playback - not new recordings) and it's 25 years old.
  3. petew

    petew Active Member

    Jul 31, 2003
    Pittsburg, CA
    The CD was introduced at CES in 1981 CD sales didn't surpass Vinyl till the late 80's, Vinyl was still readily available into the 90's and still exists today. Past performance is not necessarily an indication of the future, but it's the best indicator we have .

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