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An alternative idea to a TiVO mini

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by buscuitboy, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    The last time I checked you can get MSD pricing if you have any active TiVo on your account or if you use the prmo code PLSR, TiVo changes things all the time so I don't know today if any of that works.

    Just checked the prmo code PLSR, works, dropped the Lifetime price from $499 to $399 when applied.
     
  2. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Active Member

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    YMMV. I just put a TP4 with lifetime into the cart without logging into my Tivo.com account, tried to apply PLSR and I'm told it's not a valid code.
     
  3. Loach

    Loach New Member

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    It doesn't work if you buy it on tivo.com. It works when you buy it from a third party seller like Best Buy or yogicomp. You put the code in when you go to activate service on tivo.com. It also won't do anything for you if you're already eligible for MSD, because lifetime is already $399 under MSD (it won't take your price from $399 to $299).
     
  4. wmhjr

    wmhjr Well-Known Member

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    I would also agree that YMMV. Technically, from Tivo what I described as accurate, and I sure would not be willing to bet that you will always be able to get around it.

    The Tivo official policy as expressed to me several times by several different Tivo reps during the past few weeks is: You must have ONE qualifying device for which you paid/or are paying full price in order to qualify for MSD on any other device. Specifically I was told that my qualifying device was one of my HDs. If I purchased more equipment, I would receive MSD. If I then sold the HD, I would not be charged an additional $100. However, I would be charged the full $499 the next time I purchased lifetime on a new product. If I sold the HD before buying something now, then I'd pay $499 for lifetime.
     
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    That is what I've always read, but the three times I've called and asked, they have told me that all my boxes were a qualifier for MSD pricing except for the Premiere I have on monthly($6.95 a month). Even though all my lifetime boxes I currently own and previously owned have MSD lifetime on them(or cost less than MSD lifetime pricing. Some boxes I paid $200 for lifetime, like my launch Premieres)
     
  6. wmhjr

    wmhjr Well-Known Member

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    So, here is all I can say. This is my experience lately....

    Had 2 HDs, 1 XL4, 1 Premiere. One of the HDs w/lifetime was my "qualifying" box. The 1 standard Premiere is not on lifetime (there's a reason - and it's only a few months old). Asked about picking up another XL4 and a mini. Said I was also thinking about selling the HDs, and dropping the Premiere off the account if I did this.

    They described exactly what I said above. They dropped the termination fee for the Premiere if I want to drop it. They said if I sold the HDs first, then the XL4 would be $499 for lifetime. If I sold the HD later (at least the one with lifetime) then I'd pay $399 now, but the next box would have a $499 lifetime fee on it. I called 3 times to confirm the answer. All exactly the same.

    So, I now have 2 XL4s with lifetime, 2 HDs with lifetime (of which I'm currently trying to sell 1) and a Premiere that I'll likely drop any day now and just throw the box in a closet or sell it cheap. I'm still deciding if I want to keep the other HD. I might just give it to somebody else to use for a while.
     
  7. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    I have a blank TiVo account, (has no TiVos in the account), I started to activate a TP (I have this TP as a tuner only for a guest bedroom, will get the four networks on my cable system) and got a price of $499, I clicked the have prmo code and entered the PLSR code and the price went down to $399, I did this about 2 hours ago.
     
  8. wmhjr

    wmhjr Well-Known Member

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    Like I said, YMMV.
     

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