What's the TiVo subscription fee for?

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  1. Tom_-^*M

    Tom_-^*M Auditioning

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    I mean, there's no fee to write to my hdd on my pc. Can you "hit the record button" and just record? The subscription fee must be for the neat scheduling features, like record all chainsaw massacre movies directed by Smith that you have determined that I enjoy? Just a stupid question. I'm researching TiVo and all sorts of other stuff and I think I'm actually getting MORE confused.
     
  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    The fee is for the TiVo service that gives you a regularly updated broadcast schedule, which is what allows you do set up things like season passes (record all episodes of s show) or wishlists (record things that match the designated criteria).

     
  3. Stephen Tu

    Stephen Tu Screenwriter

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    The service fee basically covers the cost of software + the guide data updates. They aren't making any money on the hardware.
     

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