Scientific Atlanta, TiVo launch new product

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by mtchamp, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. mtchamp

    mtchamp New Member

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    Need a subscription to get the whole story. Somebody anybody know something? From the Yahoo forum and unconfirmed: Low cost HD SATiVo's for DirecTV, Comcast and Cox (providers taking over the subsidy). Great for TiVo. http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/S...&tid=411131&mid=411134&tof=1&rt=1&frt=1&off=1


    http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/2007/09/10/story5.html?ana=from_rss,

    Scientific Atlanta, TiVo launch new product
    Atlanta Business Chronicle - September 7, 2007
    by Justin Rubner
    Staff writer

    Once direct competitors, Scientific Atlanta Inc. and TiVo Inc. are about to become friends.

    Scientific Atlanta, the maker of the nondescript cable boxes and digital video recorders attached to TVs in millions of homes, has for several years competed with the smaller, Alviso, Calif.-based company, whose name has become synonymous with the DVR.
     
  2. BlackBetty

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    strange this article is from Sep 7th, but yet no word on it until now. I am guessing it might be a confusion to the comcast spending development money to port to SA hardware.
     
  3. jblake

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    Any way to post some of the details for those of us without bizjournals accounts? Don't post the whole article, maybe just summarize? Does it really include Directv?
     
  4. jblake

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    So I've done some digging around and apparently all this means is Comcast is going to directly fund Tivo's development costs for porting the software to SciAtl boxes. Nowhere is there any mention of a partnership directly between Tivo and SciAtl, and it seems that it's only Comcast right now.

    Makes sense because SciAtl has nothing to do with DirecTV.
     
  5. PaulS

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    From the article :

    This is just SA telling us what we already knew. Comcast is gonna foot the bill for TiVo to port their OCAP-ish stuff to the SA boxes. No more, no less.
     
  6. Curtis

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    SA didn't write the article. SA doesn't say anything.

    I'm questioning whether SA is even involved in what TiVo is doing.
     
  7. jblake

    jblake New Member

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    there is no mention of Tivo on SA's site. I highly doubt there is a special partnership outside of a standard OCAP developer relationship. Probably the same relationship Pioneer has with SA regarding the Pioneer software that runs on the SA boxes.
     

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