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Liz Greenberg
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Liz Greenberg,
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9/22/2016 | 5:52:05 PM
Re: Software future for TIVO??
I agree about the hardware issue, let us put it on an old computer or an XBox or something else that might be dual purpose, heck even on my phone or tablet.  But basically, move towards software that runs on any platform (well almost any...any is pretty tough to do very well).
kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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9/21/2016 | 7:42:30 PM
Re: Software future for TIVO??
Making the UI simple and yet inexpensive or even free hardware, would be my wish. I've never wanted to spend the extra dollars for Tivo and found no compelling reason to get it, I've yet to see any advertising that gave me any reasons for a purchase either. It will be interesting to see which direction the company goes especiallly here in the U.S.
jbtombes
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9/12/2016 | 9:27:56 AM
New UI, old logo
Looks like they're sticking with the old logo, the two-footed, smiling non-flat screen TV creature with the slightly bent antennae. Guess if it's cute, well-known and ain't broke, no need to fix it.
AO1984
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AO1984,
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9/11/2016 | 3:25:15 PM
:)
New-Look is making a huge progress. I am quite impressed!
iainmorris
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iainmorris,
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9/10/2016 | 3:14:55 AM
Correction
In the original version of this story, a comment was wrongly attributed to Steve Wymer, Tivo's global affairs and communications executive, rather than Paul Stathacopoulos, Tivo's vice president of strategy. This has now been corrected. Apologies.
Liz Greenberg
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Liz Greenberg,
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9/9/2016 | 11:37:27 PM
Re: Software future for TIVO??
Michelle, I think that it would be well received.  It could be the start of user centric solutions rather than each company doing middling jobs of offering so-so solutions.  Comcast seems to be focusing on the user experience/user interface but the rest seem to be giving lip service. 

Maybe TIVO could become the Android (sorry MSFT) of TV/entertainment then every company could use their API/SDK and apply their own unique touches but overall, customers would have a reasonably uniform and great experience.  It would keep TIVO, always a trendsetter, in the game while upping the ante for those who still choose to go at it alone. 

 
Michelle
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Michelle,
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9/9/2016 | 7:33:50 PM
Re: Software future for TIVO??
@Liz I think you're onto something! If TIVO sheds hardware to focus on software it could become the Microsoft of entertainment (wait...not that). I wonder how the market would handle such an offering. 
Liz Greenberg
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Liz Greenberg,
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9/9/2016 | 1:20:16 PM
Software future for TIVO??
Iain, a software future may not be a bad thing.  If one examines the terrible UI for say AT&T Uverse box, partnering with TIVO is a great idea.   I for one have always wanted a TIVO but then one looks at the additional costs, integration (much easier now), etc. and folks end up with just paying AT&T, Comcast or whomever for their own DVR.

My ultimate solution is to have a harddrive in the TV with TIVO software so that one doesn't have to have the myriad of cables, the extra power cost of the separate box etc.  This should be software upgradeable in order not to face obsolence too quickly.


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