I love Tivo and I was using it way before many people “discovered it”. I had the first generation of Tivo…made under Sony which even the remote was different then. That first unit I made a very forward thinking decision in purchasing the lifetime subscription plan. Since then I’ve been able to purchase later models but the monthly fee has been at a lower price.
That said, one thing that makes me nervous is Tivo giving into broadcasters and placing restrictions on the content we record. Two years ago an “Auto Delete” flag showed up on some Tivo models nation wide, giving the viewer only a limited time to watch their recording. It went away as quickly as it showed up, Tivo insisting it was a “glitch!”
Now reports are coming in that the auto delete flag is returning on episodes of Star Trek. Sure, make jokes all you want but if this isn’t a glitch and it’s another test…chances are we are going to be seeing this a lot more often.