Goodbye, TiVo

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 | 06:46 AM

Alas, my favorite toy may be in the process of betraying me:

As this Flicker photo reveals, Tivo appears that they are ready to "completely disregard the Betamax ruling to bend over backwards for TV studios to enforce an arbitrary length to my legal right to fair use."


There's a robusrt discussion on this at PVR Blog.

This was not what I paid a lifetime fee for, and if it comes to pass, you can imagine there will be class action litigation.

UPDATE Septmber 25, 2005 2:51pm

More on this here

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You're right on this one. They already face competition from cheaper cable company-supplied DVRs which have less functionality and a poor interface, so Tivo can't afford to piss off its existing user base.

Posted by: royce | Sep 20, 2005 8:30:01 AM

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