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TiVo Shoutout

Well, all good things have to end eventually... a few weeks back I "Divorced from Cable", and today I took the pains and canceled my last TiVo subscription.  To complain about the cancellation process, TiVo is one of those offenders who make it easy to subscribe online but require calling in to cancel. That's annoying. But the call was somewhat OK, a two-minute wait, about 10 questions, but after 10 minute total time, it was done. The person on the other side was nice enough and helpful.

With this, some kind of era ends for me. So here is a TiVo shout out: I really loved TiVO, they offered a tremendous value and the company did not receive the success they deserved. I would blame the cable industry, whose business model was fundamentally threatened by TiVo. Eventually, TiVo's itself was out-innovated by Internet delivery which does not need a hard drive at home to deliver high-quality video experiences. 
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