For years, I have had a love-hate relationship with TiVo. Loved them back when it was available on DirecTV, hated the fact that they beat out ReplayTV. In the end though, I am just not sure where my feels for the company are these days.
Luckily my feelings out TiVo are beside the point as their patent holdings will very likely give them the edge they need to gain a stronger foothold into the living rooms of Americans everywhere. And there is also something to be said about giving folks the option of having Roku like functionality as well. Personally, I would like to see more emphasis on web video on standard cable provided DVRs. Maybe TiVo can help here.
For my money, I would not touch TiVo without it being bundled in with my existing DVR. Frankly, having to deal with a tuner and DVR, seperately, is a pain. So if this article is indication that the days of satelite box integration might be back soon, then all the better.