Sean proved right again!!! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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The company withdrew earlier expectations to reach profitability by
the fourth quarter and expects a third-quarter loss of $20 million to
$25 million on revenue of $41 million to $43 million.


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Tivo - Dead Company Walking (unless Comcast programmers can finish
training Tivo programmers to produce a good Comcast product. Oh, and
they'll have to get paid a decent amount per subscriber too.)
 
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>>Odd that Directv is so aggressive about promoting their in-house box
>>that is *STILL* vaporware. Just how long do they expect to draw it out?
>>
>
>
> Where is DirecTV promoting their in-house box? The DVR I've seen
> promoted by DirecTV is the R10 which is a TiVo based DVR.
>
> The September billing insert shows the R10 on the front cover.
>

Only in business related press releases, not in customer oriented
literature. The press releases constantly mention how Directv is ending
their push of Tivo boxes, how they have an inhouse NDS box coming out,
etc. But you're correct that this has been oriented towards investors,
not customers.

Randy S.
 
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Kurt wrote:
> In article <owtTe.1251$eQ7.210@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com>,
>>The September billing insert shows the R10 on the front cover.
>
> The Tivo logo, and any reference to Tivo, is gone from all their current
> advertising.

I beg to differ. http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/imagine/TIVO.dsp
has TIVO in the url, has TiVo in the <title>, and has the TiVo logo.
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In article <NqednY2W5fSeg4LeRVn-gg@comcast.com>,
Joe Smith <joe@inwap.com> wrote:

> Kurt wrote:
> > In article <owtTe.1251$eQ7.210@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com>,
> >>The September billing insert shows the R10 on the front cover.
> >
> > The Tivo logo, and any reference to Tivo, is gone from all their current
> > advertising.
>
> I beg to differ. http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/imagine/TIVO.dsp
> has TIVO in the url, has TiVo in the <title>, and has the TiVo logo.
> -Joe


Why isn't Tivo mentioned where a new customer will really see it?

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Kurt <labolide@spacegmail.com> wrote:

> Why isn't Tivo mentioned where a new customer will really see it?

So that it's easier for them to switch to their own DVR whenever it
finally makes it into the real world. Simple marketing. We know they
want to do their own DVR; there's nothing new there. By marketing it
now as "DirecTV DVR" it makes it easier to do the change (from a
marketing perspective) later.

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In article <NqednY2W5fSeg4LeRVn-gg@comcast.com>,
Joe Smith <joe@inwap.com> wrote:

> Kurt wrote:
> > In article <owtTe.1251$eQ7.210@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com>,
> >>The September billing insert shows the R10 on the front cover.
> >
> > The Tivo logo, and any reference to Tivo, is gone from all their current
> > advertising.
>
> I beg to differ. http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/imagine/TIVO.dsp
> has TIVO in the url, has TiVo in the <title>, and has the TiVo logo.

The various Fox Sports Net channels are carrying DirecTv ads for units
with TiVo.
 
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In article <labolide-1D7135.10531207092005@news.giganews.com>,
Kurt <labolide@spacegmail.com> wrote:

> Who, besides anyone with an eagle-eye would even know that's a Tivo logo?
> And, besides the greyed-back disclaimer, none of the copy mentions Tivo
> in any way.
>
> I think they have to do this by legal arrangement with Tivo, since a
> units that currently ship out are Tivos.

Try watching a baseball game on Fox Sports Net and see the DirecTv ads
for TiVo.
 

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In article
<jackzwick-C5200C.13552007092005@newsclstr02.news.prodigy.com>,
Jack Zwick <jackzwick@yahoo.com> wrote:

> In article <labolide-1D7135.10531207092005@news.giganews.com>,
> Kurt <labolide@spacegmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Who, besides anyone with an eagle-eye would even know that's a Tivo logo?
> > And, besides the greyed-back disclaimer, none of the copy mentions Tivo
> > in any way.
> >
> > I think they have to do this by legal arrangement with Tivo, since a
> > units that currently ship out are Tivos.
>
> Try watching a baseball game on Fox Sports Net and see the DirecTv ads
> for TiVo.

I don't watch sports, but the ads that I see elsewhere don't have Tivo
mentioned. Why would that be?

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"Stephen Harris" <usenet@spuddy.org> wrote in message news:2ilnfd.9el.ln@spuddy.org...
> Kurt <labolide@spacegmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Why isn't Tivo mentioned where a new customer will really see it?
>
> So that it's easier for them to switch to their own DVR whenever it
> finally makes it into the real world. Simple marketing. We know they
> want to do their own DVR; there's nothing new there. By marketing it
> now as "DirecTV DVR" it makes it easier to do the change (from a
> marketing perspective) later.
>

The DVR from DirecTV has been marketed as a DirecTV DVR for
some time. My Philips first or second generation DVRs don't
include TiVo in the product name on the front panel.
The DSR6000 is a "Philips Digital Satellite Receiver/Recorder"
and the DSR7000 is a "Philips DirecTV DVR".

The DSR6000 TiVo button has a TiVo guy image while the "TiVo"
button on the DSR7000 has the DirecTV cyclone logo.

The TiVo word was dropped from the DirecTV DVR User's Guide
title with the release of the second generation DVRs.

The usage of "TiVo" branding in on-screen menus has been significantly
reduced in the last several years of DVR software upgrades.
 
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In article <labolide-FB6ACF.13475807092005@news.giganews.com>,
Kurt <labolide@spacegmail.com> wrote:

> In article
> <jackzwick-C5200C.13552007092005@newsclstr02.news.prodigy.com>,
> Jack Zwick <jackzwick@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > In article <labolide-1D7135.10531207092005@news.giganews.com>,
> > Kurt <labolide@spacegmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Who, besides anyone with an eagle-eye would even know that's a Tivo logo?
> > > And, besides the greyed-back disclaimer, none of the copy mentions Tivo
> > > in any way.
> > >
> > > I think they have to do this by legal arrangement with Tivo, since a
> > > units that currently ship out are Tivos.
> >
> > Try watching a baseball game on Fox Sports Net and see the DirecTv ads
> > for TiVo.
>
> I don't watch sports, but the ads that I see elsewhere don't have Tivo
> mentioned. Why would that be?

It's moot, ==> EVERY DVR <== DirecTv sells currently is a TiVo.
 
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In article <labolide-E6D72C.14065807092005@news.giganews.com>,
Kurt <labolide@spacegmail.com> wrote:

> In article <NqednY2W5fSeg4LeRVn-gg@comcast.com>,
> Joe Smith <joe@inwap.com> wrote:
>
> > Kurt wrote:
> > > In article <owtTe.1251$eQ7.210@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com>,
> > >>The September billing insert shows the R10 on the front cover.
> > >
> > > The Tivo logo, and any reference to Tivo, is gone from all their current
> > > advertising.
> >
> > I beg to differ. http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/imagine/TIVO.dsp
> > has TIVO in the url, has TiVo in the <title>, and has the TiVo logo.
> > -Joe
>
>
> Why isn't Tivo mentioned where a new customer will really see it?


It's moot. ***EVERY*** DVR from DirecTv is a TiVo
 

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In article
<jackzwick-EEA15F.22063907092005@newsclstr02.news.prodigy.com>,
Jack Zwick <jackzwick@yahoo.com> wrote:

> In article <labolide-FB6ACF.13475807092005@news.giganews.com>,
> Kurt <labolide@spacegmail.com> wrote:
>
> > In article
> > <jackzwick-C5200C.13552007092005@newsclstr02.news.prodigy.com>,
> > Jack Zwick <jackzwick@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > > In article <labolide-1D7135.10531207092005@news.giganews.com>,
> > > Kurt <labolide@spacegmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Who, besides anyone with an eagle-eye would even know that's a Tivo
> > > > logo?
> > > > And, besides the greyed-back disclaimer, none of the copy mentions Tivo
> > > > in any way.
> > > >
> > > > I think they have to do this by legal arrangement with Tivo, since a
> > > > units that currently ship out are Tivos.
> > >
> > > Try watching a baseball game on Fox Sports Net and see the DirecTv ads
> > > for TiVo.
> >
> > I don't watch sports, but the ads that I see elsewhere don't have Tivo
> > mentioned. Why would that be?
>
> It's moot, ==> EVERY DVR <== DirecTv sells currently is a TiVo.

Of course, for now.

My point is that they've begun to eliminate all references to it to
shift the brand visibility Tivo enjoys today to DirecTV's own brand.
It's a simple marketing ploy so that when they release their own, people
won't be asking for a "Tivo," but a "DirecTV DVR."

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In article <2ilnfd.9el.ln@spuddy.org>,
usenet@spuddy.org (Stephen Harris) wrote:

> Kurt <labolide@spacegmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Why isn't Tivo mentioned where a new customer will really see it?
>
> So that it's easier for them to switch to their own DVR whenever it
> finally makes it into the real world. Simple marketing. We know they
> want to do their own DVR; there's nothing new there. By marketing it
> now as "DirecTV DVR" it makes it easier to do the change (from a
> marketing perspective) later.

This was my point.

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Kurt (labolide@spacegmail.com) wrote in alt.video.ptv.tivo:
> My point is that they've begun to eliminate all references to it to
> shift the brand visibility Tivo enjoys today to DirecTV's own brand.

They did this nearly 2 years ago. That was when the first DirecTiVos came
out that didn't have as obvious branding, and had software changes to
eliminate the larger TiVo logos. This was actually a good thing for TiVo
in some ways, in that it didn't eliminate the logos (TiVo-guy is still there
on all the sub-menus), but it did separate the devices from the much more
functional (in some ways) standalone boxes.

In addition, an in-house DVR wasn't even a gleam in DirecTV's eye at that
time.

Even today, the completely DirecTV-branded HR10-250 has a TiVo logo on the
front that is the same size as the ones on standalone TiVos.

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On 2005-09-08, Kurt <labolide@spacegmail.com> wrote:
>
> My point is that they've begun to eliminate all references to it to
> shift the brand visibility Tivo enjoys today to DirecTV's own brand.
> It's a simple marketing ploy so that when they release their own, people
> won't be asking for a "Tivo," but a "DirecTV DVR."

If the new DirecTV DVR is as bad as we expect, everyone WILL be asking for
a "TiVo". They'll be returning their "DirecTV DVR" for a "TiVo" if they
can get away with it.

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In article <MPG.1d8a2d6cee995ee8989f87@news.nabs.net>,
Jeff Rife <wevsr@nabs.net> wrote:

> Kurt (labolide@spacegmail.com) wrote in alt.video.ptv.tivo:
> > My point is that they've begun to eliminate all references to it to
> > shift the brand visibility Tivo enjoys today to DirecTV's own brand.
>
> They did this nearly 2 years ago. That was when the first DirecTiVos came
> out that didn't have as obvious branding, and had software changes to
> eliminate the larger TiVo logos. This was actually a good thing for TiVo
> in some ways, in that it didn't eliminate the logos (TiVo-guy is still there
> on all the sub-menus), but it did separate the devices from the much more
> functional (in some ways) standalone boxes.
>
> In addition, an in-house DVR wasn't even a gleam in DirecTV's eye at that
> time.
>
> Even today, the completely DirecTV-branded HR10-250 has a TiVo logo on the
> front that is the same size as the ones on standalone TiVos.

When I got mine over 2 years ago, they were avidly marketing it as Tivo,
which was smart since "Tivo" was a brand that was becoming to DVRs like
"Coke" was to soft drinks - especially since it had the eye of pop
culture. Tivo still has the brand recognition, but they're working hard
to downplay it.

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In article <labolide-322A95.17205808092005@news.giganews.com>,
Kurt <labolide@spacegmail.com> wrote:

> In article <MPG.1d8a2d6cee995ee8989f87@news.nabs.net>,
> Jeff Rife <wevsr@nabs.net> wrote:
>
> > Kurt (labolide@spacegmail.com) wrote in alt.video.ptv.tivo:
> > > My point is that they've begun to eliminate all references to it to
> > > shift the brand visibility Tivo enjoys today to DirecTV's own brand.
> >
> > They did this nearly 2 years ago. That was when the first DirecTiVos came
> > out that didn't have as obvious branding, and had software changes to
> > eliminate the larger TiVo logos. This was actually a good thing for TiVo
> > in some ways, in that it didn't eliminate the logos (TiVo-guy is still there
> > on all the sub-menus), but it did separate the devices from the much more
> > functional (in some ways) standalone boxes.
> >
> > In addition, an in-house DVR wasn't even a gleam in DirecTV's eye at that
> > time.
> >
> > Even today, the completely DirecTV-branded HR10-250 has a TiVo logo on the
> > front that is the same size as the ones on standalone TiVos.
>
> When I got mine over 2 years ago, they were avidly marketing it as Tivo,
> which was smart since "Tivo" was a brand that was becoming to DVRs like
> "Coke" was to soft drinks - especially since it had the eye of pop
> culture. Tivo still has the brand recognition, but they're working hard
> to downplay it.

In your eyes anyway. I still see DirecTv TiVo commercials anytime I
watch any sporting event.
 

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In article
<jackzwick-11814C.19533608092005@newsclstr02.news.prodigy.com>,
Jack Zwick <jackzwick@yahoo.com> wrote:

> In article <labolide-322A95.17205808092005@news.giganews.com>,
> Kurt <labolide@spacegmail.com> wrote:
>
> > In article <MPG.1d8a2d6cee995ee8989f87@news.nabs.net>,
> > Jeff Rife <wevsr@nabs.net> wrote:
> >
> > > Kurt (labolide@spacegmail.com) wrote in alt.video.ptv.tivo:
> > > > My point is that they've begun to eliminate all references to it to
> > > > shift the brand visibility Tivo enjoys today to DirecTV's own brand.
> > >
> > > They did this nearly 2 years ago. That was when the first DirecTiVos
> > > came
> > > out that didn't have as obvious branding, and had software changes to
> > > eliminate the larger TiVo logos. This was actually a good thing for TiVo
> > > in some ways, in that it didn't eliminate the logos (TiVo-guy is still
> > > there
> > > on all the sub-menus), but it did separate the devices from the much more
> > > functional (in some ways) standalone boxes.
> > >
> > > In addition, an in-house DVR wasn't even a gleam in DirecTV's eye at that
> > > time.
> > >
> > > Even today, the completely DirecTV-branded HR10-250 has a TiVo logo on
> > > the
> > > front that is the same size as the ones on standalone TiVos.
> >
> > When I got mine over 2 years ago, they were avidly marketing it as Tivo,
> > which was smart since "Tivo" was a brand that was becoming to DVRs like
> > "Coke" was to soft drinks - especially since it had the eye of pop
> > culture. Tivo still has the brand recognition, but they're working hard
> > to downplay it.
>
> In your eyes anyway. I still see DirecTv TiVo commercials anytime I
> watch any sporting event.

Fair enough.

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> It's moot, ==> EVERY DVR <== DirecTv sells currently is a TiVo.

Who cares? The Direct deal is no more, not renewed, finito.

Who cares if Direct ships the last 1 Sept 10 or Jan 6, 2006???????

The current box is done and will eventually be moribund as new sats and
mpeg4 become defacto.
 
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In article <-cSdnUxry8YUI7zeRVn-1A@giganews.com>,
"Tony D." <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

> > It's moot, ==> EVERY DVR <== DirecTv sells currently is a TiVo.
>
> Who cares? The Direct deal is no more, not renewed, finito.
>
> Who cares if Direct ships the last 1 Sept 10 or Jan 6, 2006???????
>
> The current box is done and will eventually be moribund as new sats and
> mpeg4 become defacto.

A new DirecTv w/TiVo will work as it does the day of sale for years,
long after Comcast gives up its DVRs and moves to TiVo.
 

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