[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/05/EB6WjC.jpg[/newsimage]Still losing DVR subscribers, TiVo is trying something new by getting its software onto Best Buy's Insignia televisions. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/tivo-software-leaves-dvr-tries-insignia-tvs-30085/](http://www.myce.com/news/tivo-software-leaves-dvr-tries-insignia-tvs-30085/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
“At least the TiVo brand is strong, and Insignia has good floor space in the United Statesâ€™ largest consumer electronics chain.”
Last time I checked, Insignia products sucked. Nothing to see here, folks.
I have an Insignia TV and my TV works just fine.
There’s no inherent suckage in Insignia hardware. They are made by several different factories, so it’s model dependent. Some are excellent values, some are not.
“thereâ€™s not much to differentiate itself from cable DVR”
This is definately NOT true. TiVo connects to your home network and allows you to stream audio, video, and photos from your computer to your TV. It also lets you transfer recorded content from the TiVo to the computer so you can save your favorite shows without taking up space on your DVR. You can also burn programs to a DVD or copy to a laptop to view when you are away from home. It also will convert shows you’ve recorded to play on your mobile devices. Most of the DVRs from Cable/Satellite providers don’t do any of that.
My wife and I find the TIVO remote so much easier to use than the DirecTV remote. We both like the TIVO software MUCH better too.