Bad TiVo, bad. Apparently by now everyone knows what a TiVo is. They might not know what a DVR is, but they sure by golly know what a TiVo is. Sadly, there still needs to be some education on TiVo. It’s a pandemic.
With over 3 million subscribers TiVo is causing its valued costumers many heartwrenching moments. Does this sound like you: I’m running out of harddrive space, should I watch and then delete House or American Idol?
The truth is that you shouldn’t have to do either. What TiVo needs to do is sell a separate external harddrive storage unit. Then users could gracefully save their favorite shows for later viewing without feeling obligated to watch them. This is the new term that people are called the ‘TiVo Guilt.’
Sure there are plenty of third party modifications that one can install on their TiVo. Mostly all will obliterate your warranty.
Thanks TiVo for bringing joy to my life and others, but I know that you can do better. I don’t want to order pizza from you. I simply want a better viewing experience than what my cable operator provides. Don’t lose focus on your potential. Be all that you can be.
2 thoughts on “TiVo Guilt?”
It’s a miracle that Tivo is still in business. Their hardware is overpriced and underpowered. And even if their DVR service is better than the cable company’s, it’s still a few bucks more per month. I expect them to disappear in 2009.
It might go out of business, but I think there are plenty of opportunities for TiVo to survive for at least a few more years if it revamps its business model.