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Posted by Hunter Green on 04-10-2003 03:50 AM:

No one here knows if Tribune charges TiVo for guide data per household, per account, or per device, but my bets are on the latter. If it costs TiVo twice as much to put guide data on your two TiVos, it has to cost you twice as much, too. This might not be what you want to be true, but it may be true anyway. (And TiVo is not likely to be posting details of their contract with Tribune here, so it'll have to remain a mystery.)

Supposing Tribune does charge per household, not per device, that just means TiVo is distributing the cost one particular way instead of another. How keen would you be on the idea of the first TiVo costing you $16/month, and all subsequent ones only $10/month? That makes one-TiVo households pay more (and means make it harder for customers to get started on the TiVo Way), two-TiVo households break even, and three-or-more save money. And that probably makes the proposal approximately revenue-nuetral (and until TiVo turns its first profit, any plan that's not revenue-nuetral is not worth considering).

Or are you really saying "they should charge me less" and trying to disguise that as saying "they should change the distribution of fees" ("in a way that means they charge me less")?

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