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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by David Knowles, May 10, 2018.
TiVo Exiting the Box-Making Business
Very interesting tidbit in the article
They are still playing with their TiVo. I spoke to them a few weeks ago. They are lost. I should note that SECV and SECTV are rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 at this time.
So they had pretty much already done that with the new Mini VOX, but I wonder what about the Bolt. Is this a sign of a new consumer model coming based on new non-TiVo hardware (similar to some of their MSO agreements)?
I would think that there might be a better chance of getting New Hardware..a newer Bolt (non curve)
Wah--I've grown to like the curve!
The hardware -> Arris launches new TiVo-powered set-tops aimed at smaller cable operators
The hardware is fine from Arris and I would expect that this new arrangement will still product good equipment. But the cable company's versions will probably still have the limitations I noted in the linked thread while the retail versions wouldn't.
I see this as probably a very good move on Tivo's part.
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Does Arris have an existing retail/B&M presence? If not, it'd be a big effort just for Tivo's sake.
This may end up being a more conventional CE company.
We'll probably see the fruits of this next year (atsc 3.0-ready box).
The article leads me to believe that the new manufacturer won't be Arris; and I'm a little bit concerned that only a single manufacturer is mentioned.
I think they have a significant presence. My first exposure was when they bought Motorola.
Arris International - Wikipedia
I found this excerpt from the article interesting, however disheartening...
TiVo is also preparing to launch a new advertising product that provides sponsored, in-guide recommendation results for relevant programming. ...
That capability will be deployed within TiVo’s personalized content discovery suite, he added, noting that it enables TiVo’s anonymous viewership data to be matched with other anonymous first- and third-party information.
As I suspected, a driving force behind all this Discovery Bar and predictive nonsense is that TiVo wants/needs them as an avenue for advertising.
You can buy Arris cable modems at retail. (I'm not sure about any other products.)
The only retail products I can think of are Surfboard modems. They're mainly B2B.
It very well could be Arris, but wondering "out loud" if they'd really expand on that just for Tivo.
I would love the crap out of a Roku Tivo to make a compelling cord cutting/shaving product. Not at all likely, but I can dream.
You can also purchase Arris Modems with telephone service built in as I did a few years ago. (Arris TM822)
Arris makes the FiOS Quantum DVRs - and they are about as sucky as suck can be. Now, maybe that's more FiOS's fault for the software, but I despise them.
I agree, but that Wiki article shows a whole bunch of acquisitions. It's hard to tell.
It's a lot more likely than you think...
If only there was an IPTV standard...
It's over. Why not name the company? Only reason not to is they don't have a solid contract yet. If Tivo retail sales are poor, as is reported on this forum, a separate company making Tivo's won't be around very long. They would not have incentive to continue if sales are poor.
It looks like Tivo will soon stop any support on their boxes. This ties in with the new Terms.