Dear Buzz Gang and Crew,
I just saw the new TiVo DVR. Besides minor menu features, updated search, video-in-box feature, and a few bells and whistles features with the remote, there is really not much more on this device versus the previous HD TiVo boxes. TiVo seems to prefer to sit on their patents and milk their customers out of monthly fees. You would think with all of the innovation that is happening in the tech industry that TiVo would have made a greater effort to leap forward in order to be more innovative. This may explain why their subscriber base has dropped from 2.7 million, from 3.5 million over the last few years. They have failed to really come up with innovative products to keep customers using the service. BTW: I am a HD TiVo subscriber.
TiVo has left themselves wide open for a competitor to come in and really reinvent the Home DVR market. All it takes is a competitor that is not afraid to take on TiVo......ala Apple, Sony, Hitachi, or even Nintendo. There needs to be a real competitor in this market to get TiVo off their butts and really develop a innovative DVR. My guess, it will happen later in 2010.
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