This NY Times article on Tivo is fawning to the point of saccharine. There were a few interesting nuggets though, like the mother who commented that she was buying less junk food and less toys for her kids because they are skipping the commercials. That trend, writ large, is what the networks and advertisers are worried about.
Faced with a backlog of 100 hours of stored programming, Mr. Fisher, the TV development executive, and his wife skipped the movie theater last Christmas Day and waded through the recorded shows instead. "We didn't leave the room all day," Mr. Fisher said. "And we felt kind of sleazy afterwards."Yikes!
How Do I Love Thee, TiVo? [nytimes.com]