Is TiVo going to be around in the future?

Episode 1356 (2:00:46)

Rick from Glendale, CA
Channel Master DVR

Rick misses the desktop search engine feature on Windows XP. Leo says that there are better third party programs. X1 is not only as powerful, but lightning fast. Total Commander is free, though.

Rick also wants to get TiVo Roamio because it promises lifetime support. How legitimate is that promise? Leo says that TiVo just got sold to Rovi and all bets are off at this point, especially since they've said "we're not big on hardware." So what's the future there? Noone knows. Rick can always put an antenna up and get HD in its best uncompressed format. Then he can use the Channel Master DVR as an option.