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

    Jul 28, 2005


    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

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    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

    Feb 21, 2011
    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

    Scooter Scott Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    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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