Posts Tagged ‘ TiVo ’

DirecTV reports strong Q4, but many long time customers ticked off

March 30, 2008
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Last month, DirectTV reported that their profits had risen to $1 billion for the quarter ending 2007 and they reported 275,000 net subscriber additions in the US. At the same time, there is a growing wave of customer dissatisfaction. Take, for example I was scheduled for a free upgrade. I was told that my account…

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DirecTV – all good things must come to an end

December 19, 2007
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Until recently, DirecTV is one service I was mostly happy with. How many services can you say that about? Cell phone? Landline? Cable TV? Internet? When News Corp acquired DirecTV, I was worried and rightly so, it turned out; but when News Corp sold off their stake last year, I was optimistic again. I’ve been…

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Video on the N95

September 16, 2007
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I keep trying out more things on the N95, as my schedule permits. I can guarantee I at one time have said something like “who would want to watch TV on a two inch screen” when all the hype around video on mobile phones started up a few years ago. I pretty much felt that…

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DirecTV loses 10 million subscribers

February 20, 2006
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Well, that’s my headline for sometime in the next 12-18 months, or whenever Rupert forces his Tivo owners to switch to his “new” DVR. Here’s what I’m expecting so far, based on all I’ve read about the DVR DirecTV is going to shove down our throats: 1. No more “peanut” remote. It sounds trivial, but…

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News Corp Screws TiVo

August 12, 2005
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A lot of us feared this would happen. DirecTV officially dropped TiVo. News Corp, the parent company, owns a firm that has their own DVR, so that’s what DirecTV is getting stuck with. Of course it is going to be garbage compared to TiVo, but it doesn’t matter. Users will be stuck with it just…

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News Corp buys DirecTV

December 20, 2003
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News Corp is the parent of Fox and yesterday the FCC and DoJ gave their stamp of approval to the $6.6 billion takeover deal. As a DirecTV and TiVo subscriber, I have a very bad feeling about this. I have no idea how they will mess this up, but in my experience, when Rupert Murdoch’s…

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