Advertisements I'm sure I'm about to rehash a lot of stuff that was said in many different threads, but I felt I needed to vent...TiVo, it's time to take it to the next level. What do I mean? Well, look at the core product. The TiVo experience has barely changed since it was unleashed on the world in 1999. Sure, HD was added, and networking was added in, but the interface hasn't changed that much, and the whole "Tivo-feel" hasn't felt new in 10 long, long years. This is the consumer electronics world! People expect new and shiny every so often! Here's what I feel TiVo has to do to revitalize the product and draw in new subs. Please feel free to add to this list. 1. HD Interface. I suspect the tivo search beta is what Tivo has in store for the future as the primary Tivo interface, but it's too slow and buggy right now (it is a beta). They need to polish this feature, speed it up BIG TIME, and make it the standard TiVo interface. I suspect the majority of tivo users are hooked up to an HDTV, so now is the time to make it the standard. (They could still allow for an SD interface as an option, however, for older TV users) 2. Smarter networking - I hate that the tivo in my bedroom sees the tivo in my living room and in the den, for a total of 5 tuners, and all you can do with that is pull shows from one tivo to the other. TiVo, it's time for smart scheduling! If you have 4 or 5 tuners in the house on all the networked tivos, there should barely be any conflicts! Let the tivos figure it out for themselves which one is going to record the shows! Which brings me to my next point: 3. The meta-Tivo - If you have multiple tivos, they should all stream to each other invisibly... meaning that when I go to the "What's Playing" menu, I should simply see ALL the shows that are on my network. It shouldn't matter if it's on this Tivo or that Tivo... if it's on the network, it should go into one master list, and all tivos can play it back at anytime. 4. Better hardware - Hard drives are so cheap right now, it's pathetic that 160GB is considered acceptable for an HD DVR. 1 TB drives should be standard. Support tru2way so we can finally get PPV and on-demand. And it's time to integrate 802.11n networking... this should allow for HD streaming with minimal buffering delays, and allow "normal people" who don't have ethernet jacks all over the place to use the device. 5. Give it away - Yes, crazy, I know, but Tivo is a subscription-based company, and they need more subs to survive. Cable co DVRs are getting better all the time, and people see no need to buy another box, and then pay a monthly fee for it, too. Plus, people have to go through the hassle of getting and installing cable cards, which add cost and complexity. Advertise how much better the tivo experience is, give the hardware away for free or cheap, and watch more people sign up. 6. Overhaul Tivo Desktop - Let tivo desktop be a glorified Tivo. Just like Apple's FrontRow, you should have a 10-foot interface that you can control with a tivo remote that allows any PC with the tivo software installed act as a tivo. Allow easier syncing of recorded shows to an iPod or iPhone (I know it can be done now, but it's a hassle...make it seamless) These are a few things that have been annoying me lately about the state of Tivo... it feels that very little is happening to advance the platform. It's nearly 2010, and Tivo needs to step it up! Let me know other ideas you guys have, and see if we can catch tivo's ear!