Best Buy and TiVo have joined forces in a deal that will see the former push TiVo DVRs in its stores across America and the latter incorporate advertisements for Best Buy directly within the TiVo interface.
So in reward of two companies getting more advertising and customer views, customers must put up with ads in their TV display and get nothing for it? If they were giving them away free but used ads for revenue that would be acceptable, but otherwise it only looks worse for the consumer!
Even TV tuner cards are insaney expsive though. I bought an external TV tuner, and the thing is a peice of shit... a $160 peice of shit. It overheats in a matter of minutes (thus I can`t put anyhting flammable near it), and the picture quality is horrible.Mix that with awful and extremely buggy software... I have contyacted the manufacturer mutliple times for assistance to what should be simple and easy to solve issues.
The licensing on TV tuner cards is also BS. Though I`d rather that over a damned TiVo.