The Chicago Sun-Times praises TiVo

Andy Ihnatko of The Chicago Sun-Times filed an article extremely favorable toward TiVo, and not so favorable towards the Verizon Motorola DVR. I think this captures the gist well:

Before my adventures with the Verizon DVR, I worried about TiVo’s future. Every cable provider rents DVRs now, and the rental cost is usually less than TiVo’s monthly service fee plus the few bucks a month the cable company charges for that special card the TiVo needs to record the full channel lineup. They don’t charge $299 for the box, either.

But nobody who’s ever used both a generic cable-company DVR and an actual TiVo would ever conclude that the two devices are remotely the same. Seven years after its introduction, TiVo remains a unique beast. Any other DVR is just an old-fashioned VCR enhanced with a modern PC’s power to move you to acts of violence.

He does a good job at highlighting the key features of TiVo, a good article to show non-TiVo owners wondering why they should consider TiVo.

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