[mythtv-users] re:MythTV production run
myth at express.tc
Wed May 5 09:51:24 EDT 2004
> The DVR market is growing rapidly. Guys here are talking about selling
> 1000 units, which is really a small number. How does the future look
> if a startup company could find big investment money, sell a product based
> on mythtv, design specialized hardware to reduce cost to around $200,
> provide reliable EPG data, just compete with Tivo? I expect the number
> sold units would be tens of thousands a year, maybe millions a few years
> later. The company could live without charging monthly fee to get more
> customers by charging more for hardware instead.
The challenge isn't technical, its market education. Most people don't
actually know you can do these things with TV. Getting the word out is the
big money issue.
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