Until today people still think they have to have a Telecom broadband plan to use TiVo. This just kills the whole thing for a lot of uninformed people.
Not surprising really. Even today at mytivo.co.nz it says "To receive the whole service a TiVo owner will need to be a Telecom Broadband customer"........ "Anyone can purchase a TiVo media device through Telecom, but they will not enjoy the whole TiVo experience such as unmetered content and services (e.g. movies & TV shows) without Telecom broadband."