The story on the front cover about Apple buying Tivo. <br><br>Where's the revenue? Cable companies and satellite companies are handing out me-too DVRs like candy that are subsidized with service revenue. <br><br>Tivo is the best, but what would Apple's angle be on growing this business?<br><br>
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Maybe just acquiring the technology to create some sort of media-center Mac?<br><br>I'd consider a machine that would be integrated with my desktop machine- set recordings remotely, etc, etc...<br><br>[color:red]MLB, O&A - only on XM! Sign up now and drive up my stock...</font color=red>
I did hear that there are plans to upgrade TiVo for home movies. Rather than driving down to Blockbuster, you call the TiVo people, they send a movie to your DVR, with a "no-copy" tag and "expiry date". You can then watch the movie at your leisure, as many times as you like up to the expiry date, when the movie will delete itself.<br><br>So the money angle could be - home movie rentals.<br><br>
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But that type of business model almost falls into the "music rental" model that Napster is failing at. I don't know what Apple has up their sleeve but it is going to have to be better than Netflix or Blockbuster online or Pay Per View. When buying a DVD is between $12-$14 this whole video rental BS model has got to change too. If Apple can crack that nut there will be no stopping them.<br><br>
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