After 8 months of using TIVO to replace our antiquated air-time based TV watching; I’l never go back to TV – I would prefer to stop watching all together. This sound has changed our media habits.
Great article from the WSJ this AM; It sums up, simply, a lot of what TIVO has become to us; and DVR’s to 1/3 of North America.
“Today my TV is not your TV, and you can never assume the same people are watching the same thing at the same time or in the same way.
The biggest driver of that change isn’t Slingbox but the digital video recorder, whether it’s TiVo or the models peddled by cable-TV providers. For most DVR users, that change was instant, not gradual: The way my wife and I watched TV was forever altered the day we got TiVo, and we go back to the old way only when forced to do so, and then grudgingly and for as little time as possible.” — cont.