Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Charlotte, NC USA
Quoth the article
The DVR-810H and DVR-57H will be available in the fall 2003 with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1,199 and $1,800 respectively.
This is exactly what I was talking about in another thread. This is a significantly higher price than a similar hardware. Yes, you're getting a larger hard disk in these but who here would pay $500 for 40GB more HD? The benefit the $500 buys is the software. As a consumer, and a TiVo-holic, there is NO WAY I'd buy the TiVo enabled device over the non-tivo device.
I hope it works out for TiVo and Pioneer to price these things so high. As for me, I'll be keeping that extra $600. Actually, since I have DirecTV, I could buy a DVD Recorder w/out hard drive for $600, an HDVR2 for less than $200 and then dedicate the DTiVo exclusively for saving content to DVD. I'd then have more than $400 left over, and I'd have full TiVo service instead of TiVo Basic.
It doesn't seem to make very much economic sense to me. Am I missing something?
My TiVo history:
December 2003 - present: DTiVo HDVR2, 105 hrs
April 2003 - November 2003: DTiVo HDVR2, unmodified
December 2002 - April 2003: SA TiVo S2, 40hr, unmodified, lifetime sub (sold)
Prior to Dec 2002: no TiVo. Coveting. MASSIVE coveting.
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