There are 2 main reasons I see that more people to not have a Tivo
1) It is competing products, try getting the numbers for people with a DVR. Most people I know have a cable or satellite or U-verse DVR instead. While truely being more expensive int he long run they feel the $24 a month is less expensive than a few hundred for a HD tivo plus the monthly or lifetime service. However they are getting killed because you are locked into using local cable company. HD will only use cable card and you can use a IR transmitter to change the channel on a satellite box for non-HD but the channel changing is painfully slow and it will occasionally miss the channel change and you wont have your show recorded.
2) Their killer app would be to have while house DVR system where by you have a single dual tuner HD tivo to records all shows. Then you would purchase individual client boxes (100-200 price range) that have a small HD, ethernet connection and remote receiver. This way you can call up your recordings on any TV in your house and start the video stream immediately rather than spending hundreds on individual tivos, service agreements, and setting up recordings.
I live in the town where Charles Schultz (Peanuts) lived a good portion of his life, I know his kids and how much money they have all given to charities and community development. I respect the family for what they do but I respect Bill far more allowing his work to be part of global comminuty and not restricting who can even draw his characters even not for profit. Bill may not be the third largest earning dead celebrity (http://www.forbes.com/2007/10/26/top-dead-celebrity-biz-media-deadcelebs07-cz_lg_1029celeb_slide_4.html) but we all owe him a big thank you for his pioneering efforts whether intentional or not
the London and Tokyo urban planners have the equivalent intelligence to a single celled creature?
"As part of the overall counter-UAV demonstration, Boeing also successfully test-fired a lightweight 25mm machine gun from the Laser Avenger platform to potentially further the hybrid directed energy/kinetic energy capability against UAV threats." I hope the person demonstrating said, "He is too close for lasers, switching to guns"