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10/19/2003 Archived Entry: "pay or play"
Posted by CKL @ 03:16 AM PST

Things I know about TiVo: "Showcases" can be used for good (movie trailers) or evil (car ads and lame music videos).

In some cases, a Showcase can be both good and evil. For example, the latest promotional videos for the new Pioneer DVD burner with TiVo. It's a great demo of the product, but the narrator, Pioneer's Manager of New Technology Development, is a horrible spokesman. Why don't these companies hire professional actors who can actually deliver presentations well? Look at it this way: would you rather fluff one executive's ego, or actually sell more of your product?

Anyway. This new toy is pretty damn cool, but I'm not ready to pay more than $1,000 for it. I might change my mind if DirecTV also hops on the bandwagon, so it really will be all digital, from satellite to DVD. But that's not going to happen anytime soon.

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