What's going on with TIVO?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by craigo, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. Aug 9, 2007 #1 of 10

    craigo Broncos Fan

    Apr 6, 2004
    Mesa, AZ
    Any idea what the good news is on TIVO? I know we're not supposed to talk about stock, but it's had a pretty good run-up the last 2 days. Can't seem to find out any information....Has their been any recent news on the lawsuit with Dish?
  2. Aug 9, 2007 #2 of 10

    bown New Member

    Nov 3, 2006
    was just looking for info on that.

    On the yahoo stock message boards there appear to be some rumors about Blockbuster buying out Tivo in order to get a hold on supplying internet videos to TVs.

    I don't think I want Blockbuster owning Tivo.
  3. Aug 9, 2007 #3 of 10

    littis New Member

    Oct 25, 2003
    Looks like Blockbuster acquired Movielink, LLC. It appears Tivo is safe...
  4. Aug 9, 2007 #4 of 10

    richsadams Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2003
    Seems like it would be a tough fit for Blockbuster now that they've acquired MovieLink...what to do with the Amazon Unbox agreement?

    I'd prefer TiVo stay independent as well.

    This is the link to the Echostar thread.
  5. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

    Mar 3, 2002
    The Unbox agreement is not exclusive, so Blockbuster/Movielink could still partner with TiVo.

    Acquiring TiVo would be messier.
  6. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

    Oct 17, 2003
    I would imagine that after a Blockbuster acquisition of Tivo the movie download policy would change. Instead of automatically deleting the movie on Tivo after expiration, they would just charge you 99 cents a day until you deleted it. :rolleyes:
  7. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

    May 9, 2007
    Aurora, CO
    Funny but probably true... :up:
  8. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

    Jan 2, 2004
    Blockbuster came late to the download game by just now buying movielink which has been languishing around for some time. The idea of blockbuster(lackluster) doing something so far sighted as trying to buy out TiVo just makes me :p
  9. javabird

    javabird Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2006

    I have Blockbuster and Tivo. I would love a way to integrate my Blockbuster account and Tivo using my wireless network.

    I also have a Mac. I have no desire to use Movielink-- I don't want movies in Windows Media player format. I want to watch movies on my TV, not my computer.
  10. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2003
    I'd be all for some sort of Blockbuster/TiVo agreement such as they have with Amazon, but I would be very skeptical about an acquisition.

    I've had experience with a couple of smaller companies that were merged with and/or acquired by larger companies (Fortune 10 sized) and nothing good ever came of it. I survived all of the commingling but many, many good people (many with brilliant minds) lost their jobs and the quality product that was the core of the company vanished in the shuffle; just another "department". Concepts and patents are often stripped and the rest of what's left is sold off or consigned to the scrap heap.

    Innovation and creativity rarely come from large corporations. I'd like to keep TiVo free from the cookie cutter dogma that drives companies like Blockbuster for as long as possible.

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