|When the cable guy came to install the cable card in my new one, I said, "Gosh, bet you don't see many TIVOs these days". He said, "Actually, we're seeing more of them. Everyone wants them for Netflix".|
And I have to tell you, the Netflix capability is attractive. We have a Netflix DVD we've been sitting on for 3 months. But streaming movies on TIVO is convenient, and works well. With Netflix having expanded its streaming content, I wouldn't be surprised to see a boost. Except for this $20/month thing.
There has been some complaining about the $20/month arrangement because it would appear that although they haven't done so yet, the game plan is to raise prices to $20/month. That big a jump is dangerous to their business plan. They might go to $15/month without a lot of complaining, but $20? I'm not sure.
The real play, of course, is Netflix, which promises to save as much in postage as the increased streaming content is costing them, over time.