TiVo has filed yet again in their ongoing quest for an FCC waiver to allow them to sell the TiVo Premiere Elite at retail. This time it seems TiVo met with the NCTA,“to discuss NCTA’s desire to ensure that TiVo’s point-of-sale disclosures and retailer scripts highlighted potential issues encountered by customers who may relocate or change service providers.” As a result of these discussions TiVo is updating their retail collateral and training procedures, detailed in an earlier filing, and they’re willing to make these materials a condition of the waiver.
Personally, I think the NCTA’s concerns were exaggerated and a bit nit-picky, but it doesn’t really do TiVo any harm in this case to make them happy. Though I did notice one thing…
Hey, TiVo, this new wording is incorrect:
Therefore, if your provider has “digital simulcast” and rebroadcasts all of its programming in analog, you will not miss any of your cable channel programming with a TiVo Premiere Elite.
At the very least I think you meant:
Therefore, if your provider has “digital simulcast” and rebroadcasts all of its analog programming in digital, you will not miss any of your cable channel programming with a TiVo Premiere Elite.
A small change in wording; a big difference in meaning. I hope that helps. No payment necessary, but I wouldn’t turn down an Elite if you get that waiver.