JB Hi-Fi CEO Richard Uechtritz had repeatedly stated that he wasn’t sure if his stores would pick up the Australian TiVo or not once the Harvey Norman exclusivity period had lapsed. But it seems that he’s decided it is worth carrying as they head into the holiday shopping season.
“Australian consumers today are quite savvy and willing to invest in digital devices that will stay relevant over time as well as bring ongoing services and benefits,” said Uechtritz. “We believe the TiVo media device will achieve this.”
The article in Current also mentions that“Clive Anthony’s store will also stock TiVo.” So now that’s Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, Clive Anthony’s, and JB Hi Fi. (And, seriously, what’s up with the men’s names for electronics stores?)