Something from Zatz on Hydra "improvements"

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by mschnebly, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    In the Series 2 box days, TiVo had a variation of this, "TiVo Basic." A 2-day Guide, IIRC, no Season Pass capability, and other limitations. (It didn't have advertising--I don't believe that TiVo was yet doing that, then.) It came free with your box, with the offer that you could upgrade to a paid subscription, including Lifetime. I assume that the idea was, get the users' toes wet, so that they then want the full package (at a fee); as well as, provide a lower entry barrier, for more cost-conscious consumers. It worked on me (TiVo had announced that the opportunity to buy Lifetime was going to be discontinued, and I thought that I might want it, and so got in before it did (it came back years later)). ;)
     
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  2. mattack

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    I would definitely pay a one time fee to get rid of the !@$# bar at the top... full of useless stuff.
     
  3. mschnebly

    mschnebly Well-Known Member

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    I've wondered about this too. It wouldn't cost them anything for the guide since they own it but it would give them the metrics they sell and ad revenue along with a cheaper intro into the TiVo ecosystem.
     
  4. Scooter Scott

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    I hope whatever they do isn't intrusive and annoying. I like the current non-hydra interface. Just recently made the decision to keep my TiVo just because of ease of use vs other DVR platforms utilizing my ATV. I hope I didn't make a wrong choice :)
     

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