Registered: Oct 2000
Location: Twin Cities - Minnesota
Originally posted by GimmeMP3
But the primary issue is that you're developing and marketing features that much (most?) of your user base can't use.
Given your comments, I don't think you understand how much DirecTV controls what goes on the DirecTiVo boxes. I'm sure TiVo would love to offer more to the DirecTiVo base, but it's not their call. TiVo probably comes up with a lot of ideas that they pitch to DirecTV, but in the end, it's Direct TV's call...
Based on what I've read from the licensing agreement with TiVo and comments made on this board, any or all additional features to be added on current or future units of DirecTiVo is almost in the complete control of Direct TV.
TiVo can't just develop and release new features for DirecTiVo boxes. Ok, maybe develop, I guess, but without knowing if or when DirecTV will allow them to be released, how much can TiVo risk to spend to develop new features without knowing for sure that they will be able to capitalize on them?
What do you expect TiVo to do? What can you suggest that they do, given the little control they have with the DirecTiVo units?
They have control over the SA base, and they are trying to make the best of it.
Given the growth of the media centers and media hubs for entertainment centers, I think it's crazy that DirecTV doesn't take advantage of the HMO technology...If Cable Companies DVRs get a head of the curve on them, they could lose subscribers...
Does DirectTV have forums like this where they have employees actively monitor and participate? If they do, then you should be getting more folks from the DirecTV forum on this site and get them call and write more.
Given how well the HMO petition has been received, I'm sorry to say that it doesn't look all that great....but at least you can enjoy dual tuners, great picture for the amount of disk used, etc.
So given all this, I'll ask again, what do you suggest that TiVo can do given their situation?
Stop worrying about TiVo Suggestions (i.e. Thumbs) to get things right.
Use WISHLISTS and priortize with Season Pass Manager instead! They are some of the best things about TiVo.
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