Because you're also paying a license fee to use the TiVo software and its features.Why does Tivo charge so much when all they do is push a channel lineup to the box?
As mentioned above, you're paying for more than just "a channel lineup". Here's a summary from the TiVo Service Agreement:...Why does Tivo charge so much when all they do is push a channel lineup to the box?
3. The TiVo Service.
(a) Season Pass® recording
(b) WishList® search
(c) Smart Recording
(d) TiVo Suggestions
(e) Parental Controls
3.1 Online Scheduling Feature.
3.2 Graphical Elements.
(i) schedule a recording of an advertised program;3.3 Network-Enabled TiVo Service Features.
(ii) view special video clips or other information about the advertised product or service; and/or
(iii) perform some other action.
3.3.1 Multi-Room Viewing Feature.
3.3.2 Access to PC-Based Media.
3.3.3 TiVoToGo Feature.