Tuesday, July 01, 2008

It's just like a Tivo ...sort of...

Great post on the TV Board website today.

Called up to speak with a sales representative to find out about the new offering, which she understood included all of the movie channels and sports packages along with a DVR. The conversation went something like this:
“I don’t need your DVR, I already have a TiVo,” she said.
“Our DVR is the same as TiVo but it comes free with our service,” the sales rep adamantly replied

(more)... http://blogs.mediapost.com/tv_board/?p=341 - obviously the post explains the multitude of differences.

My comment to the post was this;

Great post Mitch - my question would be why do you think Comcast and TimeWarner are so behind in functionality they do offer on their set top boxes?
I’d love remote access to content stored on my set top from either my pc in the office or my laptop while out and about - there is nothing ‘technicially’ preventing the cable companies offering this.
In addition Time Warner indicated they were going to offer multi-room dvr’s any day now……two years later I still haven’t seen it here in New York.

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