[mythtv] Anyone Selling MythTV PVRs?

Alex Davidson alexd at synergycsi.com
Wed Jan 22 14:16:09 EST 2003


Point taken.  I think I agree but I can also see the benefit to spending the
extra.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Risto Treksler" <risto at elkhornbanff.ca>
To: "Development of mythtv" <mythtv-dev at snowman.net>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv] Anyone Selling MythTV PVRs?


>
>
> I am just saying that IMHO with most consumer electronics
> the price has to drop below 300 bucks before it catches on
>
> think of VCRs, DVD players, Game consoles
> more and more functionality is added to consumer electronics products, but
the
> majority of people will wait it out until the price comes down.
>
>
> Alex Davidson <alexd at synergycsi.com> said:
>
> > You think?  Even when you consider the lack of monthly fees or lifetime
> > subscriptions?
> > By my reckoning you'd pay $448 for a 40hr Tivo with a lifetime
subscription
> > (almost the same for Replay) or on a monthly plan you'd pay $354.40 the
> > first yr then $155.40 every yr henceforth, you don't think you could
sell a
> > consumer on the concept of paying $400 or so for a superior feature set
and
> > never pay another penny for subscriptions?
> >
> > (Okay, I haven't sat down and found the best & least expensive
components
> > suitable for this, so I'm estimating at $400)
> >
> > Alex
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Risto Treksler" <risto at elkhornbanff.ca>
> > To: "Development of mythtv" <mythtv-dev at snowman.net>
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 11:53 AM
> > Subject: Re: [mythtv] Anyone Selling MythTV PVRs?
> >
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > just remember that very few people (read:noone) will pay more than 300
> > bucks
> > > for anything that is percieved as a PVR, even though MythTV is so much
> > more
> > >
> > > Alex Davidson <alexd at synergycsi.com> said:
> > >
> > > > Just wondered if anyone has considered selling them commercially.
> > > > It strikes me there is a potential market and I for one am
interested in
> > > > selling a box if I am satisfied with the result (and reading between
the
> > > > lines I think I will be) and can get the hardware required at
pricing
> > that
> > > > leaves enough room for some markup.
> > > >
> > > > Alex



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