Will You Pay $3 to Get TiVo on Your Cable Box?

8 thoughts on “Will You Pay $3 to Get TiVo on Your Cable Box?”

  1. I would if it was actually $3. Comcast currently has a basic DVR that they charge $15 a month for. Part is the service fee and the other is the box fee. So It will be interesting to see how this breaks down.

    My $128 cable/broadband bill is too high for digital cable and HBO as it is. But considering my time working and away from home, it would be nice to have programs i want to watch ready when i have the time to view them.

  2. Anyone who used used Time Warner’s crappy 8300HDC’s would gladly pay $3. Read my blog posting about them and you’ll see I just spent $299 x2 + $13/mo to get rid of those useless Time Warner boxes. $3/mo would have been a steal.

    DP

  3. The price is cheap if it delivers real TiVo functionality.

    I have 2 Comcast Motorola 6412 HD-DVR boxes and their software is buggy crap.

    However, if you read the conference call transcript carefully, the “TiVo on a Comcast box” really isn’t yet available to any real customers in the Boston area. It has taken forever for them to get this going.

    That gives me doubts about how well it actually works, or will work.

  4. Does TiVo really have a future? I expect in a couple years I’ll be watching all my TV (movies too) through my Wii. I’ll setup a program guide with my favorites, and while I’m at work the programs will be downloaded complete with commercials spliced in. When viewing, I can still fast-forward like I do now with my DVR, but will naturally stop on commercials (like i do now) because they catch my attention or they precede the next program segment.

  5. $3 a month? Sign me up.

    I have a TiVo now (lifetime contract) and I have quite a few auto downloads set — Between The New York Times, The Onion and Cranky Geeks I get easily 10 downloads a week… And I actually watch them. I would only expect the total number of downloads to rise as more people get connected boxes…

    I also tested Amazon UnBox — never again — it took 4 hours to download a two hour movie… and I had to wait to start watching until it was done downloading… Never again.

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