TiVo Raises Rates (In Time For The Holidays)

It looks like Scrooge is showing his ugly face around the holidays! TiVo is set to raise prices on its monthy subscritpion fee from $12.95 to $14.95. The plan options and price hikes are a confusing jumble of crap that would scare me out of wanting to buy a TiVo.

From the article:

1. At the time of activation of a TiVo Service Only Payment Plan, you will be required to commit to the TiVo service for a minimum of one (1) year.

2. You may choose to either: (a) pay for your TiVo service on a monthly basis for three (3) years at $12.95 per month; two (2) years at $14.95 per month; or one (1) year at $19.95 per month; or (b) prepay for your TiVo service.

The MULTI-SERVICE DISCOUNT reduces the Monthly TiVo service or TiVo Plus service subscription fee by $6 per month to $6.95 per month for (3) years; $8.95 per month for (2) years; or $13.95 per month for (1) year while in compliance with all applicable Initial Qualification and General Eligibility requirements.