My friend Kirk Franklin wrote in that TiVo's anticipated pricing was announced, at slightly higher price points than before, and based off contract length.
TiVo announced new pricing plans today. "The product lifetime service option will be eliminated next week."
- The price for a TiVo box and a one-year service commitment is $19.95 a month or $224 prepaid
- The price for a TiVo box and a two-year service commitment is $18.95 a month or $369 prepaid
- The price for a TiVo box and a three-year service commitment is $16.95 a month or $469 prepaid
I assume current customers will continue to pay just $12.95 a month. It's good to see TiVo move away from any hardware costs, that will certainly get more TiVos into people's hands, but the monthly fees are pretty costly when you throw in a standard $50-60 cable or satellite TV package.
I'm hoping the Series 3 boxes have cheaper monthly rates in exchange for the non-free hardware.