Dish/TiVO battle comes to an end with $103 million fine

By Justin
Jun 3, 2009
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  1. Following a legal battle which spanned several years between Dish and TiVo, the courts have decided that Dish\'s actions are worthy of a fairly harsh penalty. All in all, the company will be forking over $103 million in cash to TiVo, along with interest accrued over the past several years. Further, it will be required to disable some functions on millions of digital video recorders used by its subscribers within the next 30 days.

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  2. Great News!!! Yay!

    I have always loved Tivo... and when Direct TV, Dish and then all the cable companies decided to put out their own versions of a DVR - with horrible results, I held on to my Tivo as long as I could... and prayed they would come back bigger than ever... (I guess it worked)

    Needless to say, I am happy Direct TV made a deal with Tivo and all the others will have to follow suit or disable their boxes in such a way...
  3. windmill007

    windmill007 Newcomer, in training Posts: 311

    Ya DirecTV DVR's really suck compared to Tivo. The main problem is they are so slow. I have many friends who are being forced to Directv brand DVR because locals are moving to a new satellite. None like it compared to TIVO. I have the HD Directv receiver. I have come to use it fine but if I had a Tivo brand that was fast I would drop it in a heartbeat!
  4. The Dish Network DVR I have is really slick. I'd almost like to say that I can't live without it. Looks like I might have to. I don't have a TiVO to compare it to but I can't imagine it being any better than the Dish DVR. Maybe that's why TiVO is going after them so hard. I don't know enough about the lawsuit to know which one of them is being the biggest butthead. I guess my satellite TV bill will be going up...
  5. You have nothing to worry about. The TiVo makes the Dish look like a elementary school class project. TiVo can stream netflix, amazon movies on demand (soon blockbuster, too), youtube, and has a MUCH better system for finding and recording seasons of shows as well as similar programs you might like.
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