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Tivo losing subscriber base in a big way...

by Slikkster / November 25, 2009 12:51 AM PST

And I think it's a good thing. Tivo's been touted as the best physical set top box DVR, but I've always hated the pricing model and subscription model.

See here: http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/11/24/tivo-loses-314000-subscribers-worst-quarterly-subscriber-fall-yet-now-below-3-million/34484


Apparently, people are settling for media center PC's, cable company DVRs, etc.

Tivos are massively overpriced, and they need to do some radical changing on the price/subscription front for me to ever consider buying one --particularly since there are so many other good alternatives.

One thing I've never quite understood is why these cable company boxes from Scientific Atlanta, et. al., can't come up with a decent UI. I can see nothing overly complicated about the Tivo interface that's been around for years now that couldn't be modeled upon by other manufacturers. But, that's another story.

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