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albreznick 2/26/2014 | 9:31:24 PM
Evolution HD-uDTAs Clarification In the original version of the story I posted, I failed to mention that the Evolution HD-uDTAs that Vyve is deploying are much smarter than the average DTA. Unlike basic STAs, these next-gen digital adapters can support premium channels and on-screen programming guide grids. Sorry, folks. I've corrected that in the story now.  
albreznick 2/26/2014 | 9:21:41 PM
Re: Everybody wins I agree that this is a smart move by TiVo. It opens up a whole new market for them. Like Dan says, they should've done it earlier. Glad they finally wised up. 
kq4ym 2/26/2014 | 4:45:33 PM
Re: Everybody wins Tivo has always seemed to have the best user interface for it's DVR products and now they can get a foothold into the 300,000 non-urban customers with the so-call low-end product. The question will be whether they can convice enough of the current customers to upgrade and buy the new offerings or to get new customer to order the expanded services available.
danielcawrey 2/26/2014 | 3:31:24 PM
Re: Everybody wins I totally agree with @Phil_Britt here. This is a smart niche play.

People continually want to watch when they want to, not the other way around. This is true anywhere, even in rural areas. 
Phil_Britt 2/26/2014 | 8:10:16 AM
Re: Everybody wins I think this is a great idea to address the consumer who has 1 DVR, but does not have U-Verse or another such service that will enable the networking of the device and instead has lower-end boxes for additional televisions. Could be a fairly large niche for the provider.
DOShea 2/25/2014 | 5:48:52 PM
Re: Everybody wins Probably the kind of deal TiVo should have done a while ago, but was too proud to consider. Great potential to expand its appeal into new households, assuming Vyve has an accurate assessment of its own market potential.

 
Mitch Wagner 2/25/2014 | 2:34:57 PM
Everybody wins TiVo  gets a new licensee for its software, Vyve gets more attractive product, cable companies get potential new customers for their digital services, and people with older analog TVs can now subscribe to premium services. Everybody wins.

On the other hand, if these consumers have the money to subscribe to premium services, wouldn't they have upgraded their TVs already?
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