First off, the TiVo fee is now $4.99 (FREE if you subscribe to the top of the line package), and covers all DirecTiVo's on the account. With the price lower, resistance to the fee is not pretty much removed. Additionally, the New Series II DirectTiVo's should be available on / around 10/21 for $199 for both new and existing customers. With the policy change at DirecTV, anytime you add in a new receiver on your account, you are committing to subscribing to Total Choice or above (I THINK it is the 31.95 package or above).Originally posted by DLF
I'm just curious, since I know very little about TiVo:
Why do so many people seem to want a DishPVR (which has no monthly usage fee and collects no viewing-habit data) to mimic a product which charges a monthly (or large, one-time) fee and collects data on the user's viewing habits?
Is the interface *THAT* far superior to those of the DishPVRs? If so, how so? If not, is it the product maturity (fewer bugs)? What?
I believe TiVo has the Patent for this.Originally posted by DarrellP
I would like to see Dish alter the timers so it is associated with a name at that timeslot. For instance, I setup weekly timers for Firefly & John Doe, but they are not on this week so I had to kill the timers.
Why couldn't Dish associate the name of the program with that time & if the name doesn't jive with the timeslot, don't record it. Sounds easy enough.
I don't think it is a Tivo patent. Ultimatetv has the ability to do the exact same thing. Shows are record by show name, not just the time slot.Originally posted by Curtis0620
I believe TiVo has the Patent for this.