Tivo stinks!

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by Darthpug, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. gfxguy

    gfxguy New Member

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    I'm with you, Darth. There's no reason a DVR can't be used as a standalone Digital Video Recorder. The expression "DVR" means nothing more or less.

    For the record, I wouldn't want to use it without the service (I tried when I got my first unit), but I certainly think you should be able to give it a shot. I think it IS pretty sleazy for Tivo to pout and disable your Tivo because you didn't want to pay for the service (which is way overpriced, IMO, given all the free services available).

    Still, I grin and bear it because the units are relatively inexpensive, and setting up my own Myth box would cost a lot more initially. But again, not trying to disparage the service (it's great), but I can understand why you wouldn't want to pay and support your right to use it as a standalone without the service.
     
  2. bpurcell

    bpurcell TMBG Fan

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    So is it overpriced or relatively inexpensive? :confused:

    You know Tivo is still in the red, right? It's not like they're rubbing their bodies with money in their beds.
     
  3. mick66

    mick66 Dirty Burger

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    Gift cards can only be used with Tivos that are currently unactivated. It makes no difference if it's ever been acitvated before or not as long as it is not currently activated.
     
  4. gfxguy

    gfxguy New Member

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    The service is overpriced to make up for the relatively inexpensive units. The problem is that after they more than make up their money on the service (say a year or two) the price doesn't go down.

    I know they are not in the red - if the service wasn't so much, perhaps more people would sign on. Kind of like how lowering taxes has generated more revenue to the government (now if they'd just stop spending so much).
     

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