LEAVE IT TO A BMC TO SCREW UP THE TIVO IDEA

Time-Warner Cable is offering its subscribers this Tivo-like device for free.  Yup, it’s JUST LIKE Tivo, except you can’t fast-forward through commercials (at least half the reason people WANT Tivo in the first place), you have to watch the show(s) you record before midnight of the same day (what happens if you don’t?  Do they turn into evil Gremlins?) and you can’t save them for viewing later.

In other words, Time-Warner Cable is giving its subscribers a lovely doorstop with a free electric plug attached.  The Big Media Conglomerates keep TRYING to copy the good ideas but, being as they are BMG’s, they screw it up every time.  This thing is approximately as useful as an alarm clock without an alarm.  If only the BMG’s thought of their customers’ needs when they developed products.  And if only pigs flew.

Time-Shift This: Time Warner Cable’s Pseudo-DVR Won’t Let You Skip Commercials – Gizmodo

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