TiVo Special Member
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Originally posted by raj2001
That's typical dish network marketing by the way. Announce a product way in advance then keep putting off the release date.
I don't see that as a negative, unless they lie about the release date. It is good to know that next year there will be a DishPVR 921, as well as a product by Moxi, which Charter Communications (my cable provider) has already annouced they will be using early next year.
How bad would you feel if you spent lots of money on a Sony HD200, DirecTiVo, and in a few months, what you really wanted suddenly popped up in the form of DishPVR921 or Moxi? I'd much rather know what's down the pipeline so I can decide for myself if I should wait or not for what I really want.
The problem with TiVo is that I don't think they even have HDTV on the radar at all. Sure, they are struggling to survive, but an HDTV product will not cost them an arm and a leg. It will NOT deter from their current struggle for profit, but WILL set them up as the market leader for the long term.
It is a horrible marketing mistake, or PR mistake (if they are working on HDTV and keeping quiet), to be this DEAD SILENT on the biggest technological advance in TV history, since color TV.
Next year HDTV will explode. My concern is that TiVo will caught off guard, and thus get killed.
Yes, it's been years that HDTV sets have been out, but if you're following CEIDA, and all the other trade shows, and seeing the trends, HDTV is poised for an explosion very soon.
Charter Communications, Time Warner, and a host of other cable providers already have started rolling out HDTV through Cable (no need for Off The Air antennas), and Sony, Samsung, RCA, etc... have and are releasing HDTV Tuners both Off the Air and DirecTV with full support for DVI hdcp etc...
This is like Microsoft getting cought off guard by the sudden explosion of the internet. Luckily for them, they managed to completely focus on it and drive Netscape out of business in time. You can only hope TiVo has such leadership, for the sake of their own company.
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