Registered: May 2002
Location: San Mateo, California
Originally posted by RickyF
HMO is limited in its functionality and therefore in its value. TiVo has done next to nothing to upgrade, improve, expand the product since its release.
Save your money or better yet spend it on something you will use and enjoy.
Why the negative attitude RickyF?
TiVo advertise exactly what the HMO features are. They tell you exactly how much you have to pay and they even give you a free trial so you can make up your own mind if the product meets your requirements.
If you based your buying decision for HMO on what you thought might be included in a future upgrade rather than on what it does now, then that was your bad decision. No one forced you into it, so live with it, don't slag of TiVo for your mistakes.
To the OP:
I only have one TiVo, and therefore the show sharing isn't useful to me, but I figured $99 was worth it for the one feature I wanted, that was, to play MP3s on my HiFi. I have a huge CD collection, and I ripped them all onto my PC, which has given me the luxury of choosing what I want to listen to from an organised TiVo menu, and not searching around in cupboards etc.
I thought the remote scheduling would be useful, but I've only needed to use it a handful of times, mostly when I'm out, and a friend asks me if I can record something (I can use my phone to schedule)
The picture viewing was a bonus for me. I didn't think I would use it, but actually I've found it really great. I can show friends photos without enticing them into my bedroom
Anyway, my advice would be to try it, and if it's not what you expected, then what have you lost? But don't do what RickyP did and buy it assuming that it will change in the future.
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