TiVo Cuts 50 Jobs Amid Restructuring

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    apsarkis

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    caughey

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    It's not good news when people lose jobs, but that's the reality of business.

    There was an interesting paragraph at the end:
    I wonder what a non-traditional-DVR retail-focused product is.
     
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    lessd

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    I would guess it not a 6 tuner Bolt. :(
     
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    BigJimOutlaw

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    Tivo considers the Bolt to be non-traditional. They don't call it a DVR, instead it's a "Unified Entertainment System".

    It's just part of their internal buzzwords language.
     
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    mrizzo80

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    Aereo-centric product?
     
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    trip1eX

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    Maybe a streaming box with their UI as the aggregator.

    Or, as was said, it's just marketing speak.

    I found it interesting they now have less than 1 million retail subscribers (~950k.) It seems even lower than a year ago.
     
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    humbb

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    Well, there go all the skipmode taggers. :rolleyes:
     
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    wizwor

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    Roku?
     
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    epstewart

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    I don't understand why the market for the traditional TiVo is not robust.
     
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    BRiT wtfdotcom

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    Too expensive especially for All-In / Lifetime added on top. No one wants to buy a retail device that has monthly costs.
     
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    sushikitten

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    This.

    I think people are lazy and just go with the cable company.

    You'd have to pry my Tivos out of my cold dead hands.
     
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    epstewart

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    They could lower the price on TiVo service and more people would buy. It might result in enough more sales to make it worth TiVo's while.
     
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    TeamPace

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    People just want simplicity. They make one call to the cable co. and they bring everything out and hook it up. Usually no upfront costs and no separate company (TiVo) to pay. No cable card hassles to deal with. If something breaks or doesn't work right, they just call the cable co. And many don't even realize how much they are paying for the cable co. DVR. And since most have never experienced a TiVo they don't even understand there is a better option (that is often cheaper). It makes it very tough for a company like TiVo. A feature like Skip Mode is smart though, especially if it continues to be a TiVo exclusive. It gives people a new reason to consider TiVo.
     
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    mattack

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    But even with the raised lifetime costs, it is CHEAPER over the long run, if people actually knew how to figure out long term costs for things..

    but people are stupid.
     
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    jmerr74

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    I did the math it worked out for me. My cable bill went from $120 a month to $50. I'll make up my initial costs in les than a year. I'm happy to be back in the TiVo realm.
     
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    warrenn

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    I agree with this. Tivo + Cable Card + Tuning Adapter = headaches. If you know and love the Tivo interface, you're willing to do what's necessary to get it working. But it's no fun when you have a problem and you have to make calls to Tivo and the cable company and they're each blaming the other one as the cause of the problem. At least if it's all from one company, they'll make it work.
     
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    waynomo

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    Word!

    (or at least the remotes) :D
     
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    shwru980r

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    Traditional DVRs are Tivo's strength.
     
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    Chevelleman

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    Geez I hope this doesn't they won't be able to fix the mpeg4 skip mode problem now.
     
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    lessd

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    From the start of the cable card /tuner adapter on the TiVo, TiVo has a hard time competing with the offer of the cable co, my cable plan has a DVR included so if I did not have a TiVo I would have the Comcast DVR, to exchange it for a TiVo I would purchase a Roamio Plus, get a free cable card and $2.50 cr. My Roamio would at least $500 to $700 depending on the time you made your purchase, My most costly Roamio Plus was $225 + $400 lifetime, + $100 for the hard drive upgrade = $725, my least costly Roamio Plus was $450 inc. Lifetime + 100 Drive upgrade = $500. At $2.50/month I will never get my money back, but to me it is worth it.
     

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