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Hungry? Order Domino's through TiVo

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Nov 2008 2:20 User comments (22)

Hungry? Order Domino's through TiVo The popular DVR company TiVo has announced that it has teamed up with Domino's Pizza to allow subscribers to order pizza right from their TV sets, free of charge. (You will still have to pay for the food obviously).
"This is the first time in history that the 'on-demand' generation will be able to fully experience couch commerce by ordering pizza directly through their television set," said Rob Weisberg, vice president of precision and print marketing at Domino's.

Weisberg added that TiVo users will see a Domino's ad and be able to click on "I want it" from their TV remote.

Consumers can enter their delivery address as well as crust type and sauce through the TV and expect their food within 30 minutes.

Domino's added that subscribers can set up a user-name and password for Dominos.com and use it place orders faster.

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22 user comments

118.11.2008 8:56

Wow! My mind can't help but wonder about the potential to this type of e-commerce. Imagine this develops to the point of interactive advertising where you see an ad and with the click of a button your credit card is debited and the desired item is on it's way!

218.11.2008 9:06

Will this not make the couch potatoes even fatter?

318.11.2008 9:15
Icanbe
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Originally posted by Evastar:
Will this not make the couch potatoes even fatter?
Yep and lazier also. LOL!!!



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418.11.2008 9:46

Dont be surprized if there's an option for the food to be delivered right to your couch.

518.11.2008 9:48
Icanbe
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Originally posted by XPerryX:
Dont be surprized if there's an option for the food to be delivered right to your couch.
Would not suprise me at all, proabaly under the optional extras.

618.11.2008 9:49

Well i assume they will have to get up to answer the door!

718.11.2008 10:07

I'm assuming that anyone who can afford A tivo has internet access, which means they can simply order online... this means that tivo's banking on people being lazy enough to not want to get off the couch and visit dominos website or perhaps use that antiquated technology know as a phone?

I started ordering domino's online when they made it easier to build your own pizza and offered coupons/discounts that took place automatically. That's a much better alternative than having to read a promo code off a coupon that usually ends up getting buried in the mail drawer anyway. Also it seems that online orders take precedence over orders over the phone. There's a dominos a few miles from my house and I once had my order delivered in 12 minutes. I think most people are lazy enough as it is, whats next are they going to emulsify your food and give you a complimentary feed bag you can strap to your face?

818.11.2008 10:59

Who doesn't have a phone either by/near their couch/a cordless phone or even a cell phone (which is likely in their pocket). Talking to someone for like a minutes seems much easier than typing with a remote control, this is really down right retarded.

Online orders make sense since you have a keyboard to type with, which is fast, but scrolling through shit with TV remote, no thanks

918.11.2008 12:21

Originally posted by XPerryX:
Dont be surprized if there's an option for the food to be delivered right to your couch.
Reminds me of the premise behind Wall-E....lol, I love that they couldn't even walk and lost bone structure. Where will humanity really be 700 years from now?

1018.11.2008 12:49

Quote:
Where will humanity really be 700 years from now?
In a museum, when robots inherit the Earth!

1118.11.2008 14:41
lynchGOP
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Hmmmmmmm...............A sure-fire way to promote America getting even fatter-assed than we already are.

Nothing like coming home from sitting down all day to continue sitting down in front of the tube and ordering pizza. At least internet and phone book require work.

1218.11.2008 17:31

Not to worry. If most of the people with TiVo don't order Dominzo's pizza through it, then eventually they will discontinue that option of ordering pizza. The people have the power to make a difference, all they have to do is do nothing.

I doubt ordering pizza thorough TiVo vs Calling/Internet isn't really going to change the amount of exercise one gets. The problem is that more modern conveniences that were introduced into society many years ago has decreased the amount of physical work that is needed to be done. Conveniences such as cars (no need to walk/run), grocery stores (no longer need to grow you own food), dieting/weight loss pills, and such have all decreased the amount of necessary physical work we humans need to do. On top of that, there are those that take in more calories than one actually uses in a single day without exercising.

So in conclusion, I will contradict my original statement saying that yes, the TiVo/Dominos ad will increase the convenience to order food, for feeding people who don't really exercise as much and just adds onto all the other conveniences that are making use unhealthy or reducing the need for physical work to survive.

1318.11.2008 17:58
varnull
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I read the article.. and couldn't shake my friend Homer Simpson out of my head...

Right up his street.. Pizza WOOHOO!!

1423.11.2008 1:26

Help!!!I've fallen and I can't reach the remote. Feed me please. Oh my God.

1524.11.2008 14:27

Originally posted by hermes_vb:
Help!!!I've fallen and I can't reach the remote. Feed me please. Oh my God.
That's pretty sad isn't it... This is definitely for the lazy people.

1624.11.2008 18:55

Well it really isn't any healthier if you pick up the phone for delivery, or if you walk a few feet to your car and drive there. The health issue is the dominoes, not how you get it. That said, I think it's a pretty good tactic for the company.


1724.11.2008 19:11

Dominos, I'd like an extra greasy deep dish pizza with artery clogging extra pepperoni,sausage,bacon,ground beef,meatballs,ham,and extra,extra cheese. Oh add a little bell peppers, just for the veggies you know !


I am a plump lady with a raspy voice and I like to smoke big, fat cigars !

1824.11.2008 19:54
Icanbe
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Originally posted by griselda7:
Dominos, I'd like an extra greasy deep dish pizza with artery clogging extra pepperoni,sausage,bacon,ground beef,meatballs,ham,and extra,extra cheese. Oh add a little bell peppers, just for the veggies you know !
After eating that pizza, You better hope tivo also has a "call 911" feature. LOL
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Nov 2008 @ 19:55



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1924.11.2008 21:36

Originally posted by Icanbe:
Originally posted by griselda7:
Dominos, I'd like an extra greasy deep dish pizza with artery clogging extra pepperoni,sausage,bacon,ground beef,meatballs,ham,and extra,extra cheese. Oh add a little bell peppers, just for the veggies you know !
After eating that pizza, You better hope tivo also has a "call 911" feature. LOL

Good idea !

I am a plump lady with a raspy voice and I like to smoke big, fat cigars !

2025.11.2008 0:39

Do you want a triple bypass with that?

2125.11.2008 23:01
1bonehead
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Originally posted by hermes_vb:
Do you want a triple bypass with that?

Better make that a quadruple bypass !

The BPI Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The RIAA Soundexchange Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The IFPI Are: The same anti consumer lot as listed above!
The MPAA Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, DISNEY, PARAMOUNT, FOX.

2226.11.2008 0:04

Oh you want the Super-Sized combo? LOL


If I always hear voices surrounding me, does it mean Im crazy or that I hear in Dolby 5.1?

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