Are PVRs Doomed To Fail?
from the well,-no dept
Here’s an odd opinion piece. It’s talking about how personal video recorders like the TiVo or ReplayTV are doomed to fail because people don’t want another box on top of their TVs. I’m not completely sure people really care that much about the number of boxes on their TV, but more to the point, I don’t think such news comes as a surprise to the PVR companies. Both TiVo and UltimateTV (while it was around) partnered with the satellite providers to put their functionality into the satellite receivers. They know that’s the direction things are going in, and it’s likely they’ll keep partnering to license their technology. Also, this article is the first I’ve seen that ever distinguishes the differences between a DVR and a PVR. I had always assumed the two were completely interchangeable, but this article says that a PVR is any DVR that includes some sort of tv-guide like service as well.