Watch out, Tivo: FiOS Media Server

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by bmgoodman, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. dwgsp

    dwgsp Member

    Aug 27, 2005
    Perinton, NY
    While Verizon's announcement is interesting, it's not a game changer for the majority of current/perspective Tivo customers. FIOS is only available to a limited portion of the US market.
  2. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    It will probably come out after after 1.9 rolls out to all their FIOS customers in 2030.
  3. Sapphire

    Sapphire Xtal substance

    Sep 9, 2002
    Absolutely this. FiOS is irrelevant for most people.
  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    Even for many people with FiOS it's irrelevant. especially since it's a year or more away from being released.
  5. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    I've been on FIOS for almost five years now and it doesn't interest me in the least. I've been able to do the same thing with my HTPC since I switched to Windows 7 and Media Center. The best thing about FIOS, aside from their internet service, is that they don't flag their programs as copy once. I can share recordings on any PC in the house without having to resort to extenders for remote playback. I just map the drive on my HTPC that contains my recorded shows and play them back on any other PC by streaming them over my network.
  6. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

    Oct 31, 2007
    The FIOS future state isn't really any different then the TiVo future state - except that TiVo already has the hardware deploying...

    Having a central server with remote extenders is absolutely the proper design and anyone wanting to remain competitive is going to have to move toward that architecture. And storage space with a central hub becomes even more important than that of a stand alone device.

    But I guarantee that the devices are not going to come cheap from FIOS. A TiVo with lifetime will always be less expensive than renting long term from the service provider. (Especially with the resale value)
  7. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

    Apr 18, 2002
    Fairfax, VA
    Perhaps. But they are the 7th largest pay TV provider in the US - which isn't too shabby given their limited footprint, late start, and competition against the incumbents. But, speaking of irrelevance, check out RCN's small number.
  8. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    Who is the largest provider that TiVo has made a deal with to provide Premiere DVRs like RCN is doing?

    EDIT: I guess it is charter. With 4M+ subscribers, TiVo might have a healthy number of new subscribers if they embrace TiVo the way RCN has.
  9. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    The answer to that may depend on whether you count the Premiere-ish TiVo Virgin Media is using in the UK.
  10. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I was thinking USA. But yes I forgot about Virgin. They are projecting to have alot of new subscribers to TiVo over the next three years.

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