Negotiating TiVo rates

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by pldoolittle, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    And so, get a TiVo Roamio OTA with its included Lifetime subscription, for ~$340.
    There's really little benefit to discussing the features (e.g. TrickPlay, SkipMode, QuickMode, etc.): just being frank and honest about it, you have to admit that TiVo "wins out."

    But as to app integration, that's a different matter. And then, there's the $ price.
     
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  2. Charles R

    Charles R Active Member

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    Personally I don't see the issue. Regardless of how well TiVo might attempt to support streaming apps they will never match their streaming competitors. As such I think it's useless for them to attempt such - there is zero chance I will use their apps. Much better to try to "perfect" the DVR (standalone or app) and let others do what they do.

    Heck my Fire TV 4K was free and even if you have to purchase one they pretty much cost what sales tax used be for our electronics devices.
     
  3. pldoolittle

    pldoolittle Tivo'ing since 2001

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    What more is there to perfect, it's a DVR. Record, play, rewind.

    The killer app is the cross platform integration, single remote with common navigation, and single pane of glass. It is TiVo 1999 all over again, ground breaking. But it cannot happen without apps to integrate.

    Sadly, Tivo appears to recognize this but thinks the Stream is the answer. Without OTA/cable/DVR integration, it's just another media streamer. And Tivo is just another cable DVR.
     
  4. Charles R

    Charles R Active Member

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    Making it available on a platform customers want to use.

    Since virtually very streaming service (additional ones daily) have different UI it's not going to happen. TiVo will never have the resources and ability to compete against Google, Roku, Amazon and such so their "only" chance is to go after a market the others aren't determined to dominate.
     
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