They want me to pay????

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after finding out that there is a open source solution for TiVo’s programmers being unable to find their ass with both hands… TiVo today sends me their newsletter telling me that they have released an ‘official’ version of TiVoToGo for the Mac… and.. all I have to do is BUY it from another company! (here’s the text from their newsletter)

Oh, Mac friends…

Yes, the day has finally arrived when we can share this much anticipated news with our most loyal, passionate, and oh-so-patient Mac friends: We’ve partnered with Roxio to enable TiVoToGo in Toast 8 Titanium, available TODAY!

Yes, you can now transfer your favorite TiVo recordings to your Mac, watch them in a player, burn them to DVD, and convert them for playback on iPod or PSP

Right…so.. lets see if I have this right:

1 – Over two years after first announced

2 – Not from TiVo

3 – A product I have to purchase from a different company, to use a feature included in my monthly subscription fee to TiVo. And for the low, low, price of $69.99 at that…

And geniuses over at TiVo, please do answer this.. why the hell would I want to pay another company to use a feature of your service that I’m already paying you for???? Do you think Mac Users are stupid? Or do you think your product is good enough we should pay someone else to let us use your product…

You guys are idiots if you think this is a good idea… I’ll stick with the Free and Perfectly functional Open Source product to use the feature I’m already paying you to let me use…

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