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albreznick
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albreznick,
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8/29/2013 | 12:49:50 PM
Re: TYiVo back in black
Yeah. Good point, Mari. There's probably enough room in the market for all kinds of difdrrent solutions. In my home, we're actually looking at the idea of an all-in-one DVR box because we don't want to rent a DVR-cable set-top from our cable company, Rogers. But that TiVo monthly fee is a real disincentive to do so. If we buy something, we want to get rid of those monthly fees. 
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8/28/2013 | 8:27:23 PM
Re: TYiVo back in black
I held on to my standalone ReplayTV DVR for years just to avoid the extra monthly payment. (We still had non-HD, analog cable then.) But now I don't know that the cost of adding DVR on to a cable TV package is enough to counterbalance the up-front cost of a DVR at retail. 

That said, I do think there's room for a retail DVR/streamer/hardware-accessory market. And I believe there's room for segmentation in that market. Some people may want to buy a $35 Chromecast stick to supplement their cable box. Other power users may want to buy an all-in-one DVR at retail. Others may want a game console plus streamer. Not every product will survive, but I believe we'll have a range of options for quite a while. 
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8/28/2013 | 4:45:45 PM
A whole new TiVo?
It seems to me that TiVo is on its way to becoming a different kind of company--a software firm. The windfall from legal settlements might be the bridge to that transition. The future has to be in software licensing with the likes of Pace, because it sure isn't in retail.
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albreznick,
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8/28/2013 | 11:59:14 AM
TYiVo back in black
So, Mari, do you think TiVo is back in the black for good? Or will it start losing money again once it uses up the settlement funds? What's the future of retail for TiVo? How many folks just want to buy a standalone DVR set-top?


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