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"Cherrybomb" <Cherrybomb@Cherrybomb.com> wrote in message
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> then why hasn't it sold better? most "program/sitcom/chatshow" stuff is
> generated from "hollywood". "hollywood" knows about tivo. i still
> maintain most average americans (or whatever you want to call them) are
> not very familiar with what tivo is.

I don't know about "average Americans", but *everyone* I know knows what
TiVo is. My 70-year-old father went out and bought one the other day and
had his 14-year-old grandson set it up for him!

I think most folks know about TiVo, but they see it in the same class as a
plasma TV: something that rich people have and they can't afford, and they
don't see the "business case" that would allow them to spend the money, even
if they have it. My dad was skeptical, too, but has always been interested
in new technology - and now that he has it, he won't give it up ;-)

- John
 

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* Cherrybomb wrote in alt.video.ptv.tivo:
> then why hasn't it sold better? most "program/sitcom/chatshow" stuff is
> generated from "hollywood". "hollywood" knows about tivo. i still
> maintain most average americans (or whatever you want to call them) are
> not very familiar with what tivo is.

Sure they do, they just dont see the need. Most people do not time shift
using their VCR today so convincing them they need a device that
facilitates this better than any VCR ever could is fruitless.

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David
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
-- Gandhi
 
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"SINNER" <99nesorjd@gates_of_hell.invalid> wrote in message
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> * Cherrybomb wrote in alt.video.ptv.tivo:
> > then why hasn't it sold better? most "program/sitcom/chatshow" stuff is
> > generated from "hollywood". "hollywood" knows about tivo. i still
> > maintain most average americans (or whatever you want to call them) are
> > not very familiar with what tivo is.
>
> Sure they do, they just dont see the need. Most people do not time shift
> using their VCR today so convincing them they need a device that
> facilitates this better than any VCR ever could is fruitless.

Most people don't time shift with VCRs because it is a PITA. TiVo makes it
easy, especially with Season Passes. It doesn't take much convincing once
they see it, but I agree it is a difficult concept for many.

Brad H
 

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