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A way to remove inactive Tivos from your account view?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by b_scott, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    Is there a way to remove all my previously sold inactive tivos from my account page? I'm tired of looking at them. Thanks!
     
  2. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    When you sold them, they weren't transferred to the new owner?
     
  3. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    I sold ones without lifetime, just monthly. They activated them, but they just showed up as "cannot be reactivated" at the bottom of my account under Inactive DVR's - but they're still there. Now they both say they can be reactivated - probably because those people canceled the service. But I just want them gone. Afraid the same thing will happen with my HD I'm going to sell when I get my Premiere.
     
  4. curiousgeorge

    curiousgeorge New Member

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    I feel your pain. We have a TiVo graveyard of sold TiVos no longer in our posession on our account list - spanning all the way back to Series 1. It's really annoying to have to sift through them to figure out which are the active ones. It would be nice if you could tag some of them as "hide", at the very least.
     
  5. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    agreed. I wonder if you can call Tivo up and have them removed.
     
  6. curiousgeorge

    curiousgeorge New Member

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    Tried it years ago - no bueno.
     
  7. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    well that's just dumb. do they just hope you someday reactivate them?
     
  8. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Yes you can, this is how you do it, open a new TiVo account using any old non activated TiVo, a different E-Mail and address, stop the process before you activate this old TiVo, call TiVo and ask them to move your active TiVos to this new TiVo account, after that log out and then log into your original TiVo account , none of your now active TiVos should be in that account anymore. Now change the name address and E-Mail to anything as it has no more meaning to you, log out of that account then log back into your new TiVo account and change the information to your own address, E-Mail etc. The only thing you will not be able to view the old billing anymore. You may also not be able to use MRV for a few days as your MAK will change.
     
  9. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    I appreciate the idea and post, lessd. I think that's a bit more trouble than I was hoping for. Also, my parents' tivo is also on my account, so that's just too much hassle. Thanks again, though. :)
     
  10. curiousgeorge

    curiousgeorge New Member

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    Great idea, but it's stupid that customers have to jump through these hoops for something that should be dead-simple to fix. AND, it hits the tivo fanatics hardest since we upgrade every generation. Lame.
     
  11. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    The billing history may be the main problem from TiVos view, but I don't care about billing from more than year ago. Another advantage if you go through the trouble of doing my way is when you sell your old TiVo it will be gone from your new account after the new owner moves it, it will no longer show anywhere in your new account because the billing will not be in your new account for the old TiVo.
     
  12. gturpin

    gturpin New Member

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    I upgraded three of my 6 tivo's and the last tivo I tried to add to the system would never get a name. Reason being that Tivo has max limit of 10 Tivo's on you account. I had 5 tivo's from previous that were in the inactive tivo list which brought the total to 11.

    I have been working on this issue with Tivo since Jun this year, the 11th tivo will connect and pull down data and update the program guide. But, no name. It also will not be able to do room to room viewing or transferring.

    Finally they made a new account for me, now I have 6 Tivo's and they are connecting and working just fine and they all have a name and a media access key.

    There is one issue I'm not to happy about, if you record a movie from HBO or Showtime (Premium Channels) on the Premier it will not allow you to view it or transfer it from another room.

    :rolleyes:There however is a workaround which they will probably take out soon. You can hook up a DVD recorder to your tivo and tell the tivo to transfer to VHS and record the movie on a DVD.
     
  13. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    anyone ever figure out a simple way to fix this?
     
  14. Tanquen

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    Was about to ask about this when I found this post. For almost a year TiVo told me that my sold TiVos would be removed from my account it would take a few weeks each time. Now they say:

    “After looking over your account, the reason why they remain on your Manage My Account, which is more for a purpose of recording keeping/billing. I do understand this may be inconvenient, but those devices I can tell you are transferred to the new owner, they will just remain on your Manage My Account.”

    What?!

    Well that sounds really odd as everyone before now has told me that they would be removed. It just seems kind of crazy that TiVo is unable or unwilling to do something so simple and basic as remove a TiVo from someone’s account that no longer owns it. Not to mention that I can see information about TiVos that are not mine. This can’t be correct.
     
  15. BigJimOutlaw

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    It is a little creepy seeing active boxes other than my own showing in my account, especially when they're given names -- like "Darryl" and "Guest Room". I feel like I'm spying.
     
  16. dswallow

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    Just rename them to something "objectionable" and eventually they'll call TiVo and get it off your account. :)
     
  17. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    I have this problem, and the list of TiVos I no longer own, is longer than those I do (twice as long).

    TiVo made it impossible for new owners to transfer lifetime units I sold, to the buyers' accounts, without me first opening a support ticket for each transfer, then providing that support ticket number to the new owner, to then use, without issue, to transfer (although I still see the names of them, and their TSNs, on my account, but no longer can make changes to them).

    One problem remains. One Premiere I sold appears to have went to somebody who either died, or threw it in a closet, then "went off the grid".

    Since that transfer never went through, I can still manage the name assigned the TSN, change settings, and view details from the last connection it made here. But, it's clear it has never been online since I unplugged it, and shipped it.

    The BIG issue, is that I lost my MSD eligibility, due to the anchor jumping to that unit, and it has failed to connect to the TiVo service.

    TiVo lost out on a few new sales to me, since their promos only made sense with MSD applied. I verified that MSD was part of the pricing extended to me in the promos. I've made at least a dozen calls to TiVo, and another dozen email inquiries, opening support tickets for each instance of each type.

    The problem I see with the solution lessd provided, is due to the MAK changing. This means terabytes of programming I offloaded to computer storage, using TiVo Desktop, would all be rendered completely unusable to me. I've also seen other nightmares posted, where a CSR suggested doing something that changed the MAK, and/or didn't disclose that would happen, making a change to the MAK, anyway, and very bad things happened. The worst cases I've seen, are where users wound up with mismatched MAKs, and TiVo refused to change them to match again, claiming "it was not possible for them to do so".

    If anybody knows the TCF member "videograbber", and has current contact info, please reach out. If you can provide incontrovertible proof they are no longer among the living, or provide, without question, proof they are just off the grid, it would be greatly appreciated.

    It has been suggested that some issues I have with my Roamios could be due to a "corrupt" account, and might be fixed by placing them onto a new one. I'd rather not wind up with changed MAK, unless there is no way around it.
     
  18. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    The way to move a TiVo off your account:
    Set up a fake TiVo account using a inactive TiVo

    1) Set up a fake E-Mail account on any E-Mail service, say G-mail, Yahoo etc.
    2) Take the address of anyone you know from out of your town, change the street number.
    3) Make up any name (not Mickey Mouse)
    4) Using the first 6 digits of this person tel number just add 4 random digits to make up a new tel number.
    4)go to TiVo.com and do a first time activation of any unused TiVo (This is the one I use 540-0001-D031-FD86)
    5) fill out all the information TiVo ask for until you get to the part where you must enter your credit card, at that point close the window.
    6) Check out your work by signing back into the account using the E-Mail and some password TiVo asked you to make up, you should be into the new account, no TiVos will show up.
    7) Call TiVo and tell them that you want to move your lifetime TiVo into this new account (must be a lifetime TiVo you are moving), tell them you have all the information on this account, and they should move it for you, if TiVo wants the owner of this new account to call and gives you a case number, that OK also.
    8) if not moved by step 7 call TiVo as the new customer you just made up and say you want to move a lifetime TiVo to your account and give TiVo your case number, if TiVo asks you for a credit card tell them you don't give out any credit card information unless your purchasing something because of all the hacking that going on and a Lifetime TiVo has no cost for you to move.

    This has worked for me forever on many TiVos, after the first one you can use this account to move any more TiVo that you may need to move in the future.
     
  19. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Thank you. I was going to ask (before) "Where does one pull an unused TiVo from, to get an unused TSN from, short of from a box on a store shelf?" But, you have now provided that. I have a couple scrap units around, in my case.

    Somebody once posted the login data for an unwanted TiVo dumping account they had made, saving the hassle of making one. If somebody has such a thing, and cares to share, just not with all, please send me a PM. Otherwise, I'll wait a few days, then move forward with creating my own lifetime TiVo dumping account.
     
  20. BigJimOutlaw

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    They are technically off my account and I can't make any changes to them. They still show up in the list though.
     

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