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  1. Damnit! And I just got TiVo!!

    My kid still totally absorbs the commercials at hyperspeed though.

    Antidote: Only watch Boomerang, one of the best stations ever created!

    Comment by John Lemon — Wednesday, November 17, 2004 @ 10:57 pm

  2. And certainly, there is reason to be concerned about the company’s health:

    Five years after its launch, TiVo still hasn’t turned a profit and doesn’t expect to until January 2006

    That’s a shame, because I think TiVO service is awesome. I hope this company lives long

    Comment by Shark — Thursday, November 18, 2004 @ 11:36 am

  3. Tivo has yet to earn a profit for many reasons, but this is not one of them.

    TV manufactuers and other low margin consumer electronic producers manage to do OK on volume without a subscription fee. Tivo needs a minor amount of money per month to cover the cost of obtaining the TV guide information, but it is not close to their regular fee.

    Frankly I think this is a ripoff and IF it interferes with my watching, I’ll just build a cheap media center with an old PC and not pay anything per month…

    But I reprogrammed my Tivo when I first got it (you can find instructions on the internet). Now one of my buttons skips 30 seconds at a time. A few clicks and all commercials are gone without me even seeing them in fast motion. It doesn’t sound like I’ll even notice this new change.

    Comment by Admiral Quixote — Thursday, November 18, 2004 @ 2:53 pm

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