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You made this same point about DTivo
I wish gas was 50 cents a gallon and a sixpack of beer was $1.00.
It's frustrating to hear people whine about price yet offer no real justification for a discount. Even at the current subscription price TiVo is struggling. The old "we'll sell more if we cut the price" marketing strategy has put more than one company out of business.
DTiVos get their TiVo guide data through the satellite feed and require very little maintenance otherwise. One sat. feed gets all the TiVos you own. The $4.99 "additional receiver" fee is just gravy for D*. (Note that it applies to any receiver, not just a DTiVo.)
Each SA requires the same daily call (dialup or broadband, doesn't matter) whether it's in your house or your neighbor's and requires individual server time while it's happening. Until TiVo can figure out how networked TiVos can share a single update, I doubt you'll see any price breaks, maybe not even then.
Just get over it.
Telling customers to "get over" common sense holes should make things better.
Your own words:
"DTiVos get their TiVo guide data through the satellite feed and require very little maintenance otherwise. One sat. feed gets all the TiVos you own. The $4.99 "additional receiver" fee is just gravy for D*. (Note that it applies to any receiver, not just a DTiVo.) "
This is economies of scale we are talking about.
You act like their is some technology holding them back, it is their technology. They should fix it (if that is the issue).
If it is licensing than threads such as this go a long way in renegotiating a win\win\win agreement (Tivo\Tribune\Customer).
You asked for solutions they have been given, you have even given them.
In fact you have said that "anything they charge is GRAVY" for boxes 2 and beyond.
What gives? Are you just trying to get your 12.5 posts a day up to 14?
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