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Anyone not able to get the 399 MSD?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by justinw, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    As mentioned just above your post, just enter the PLSR rebate code in when you're buying the lifetime service on tivo.com. That'll save you the same $100 off reg price.
     
  2. anthonymoody

    anthonymoody New Member

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    Just worked for me. Got my TSN from Weaknees, went to TiVo.com and activated for $399 using PLSR.

    Fwiw, I still have an old HD listed in my account, deactivated since 2010. Not sure if this had any impact on my ability to apply PLSR but in any case it worked.
     
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Not if it is an MSD plan. My $6.95 a month plan my OTA only Premiere has is not a qualifier for the MSD.
     
  4. HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo New Member

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    Does that include a Mini?
     
  5. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    No, Mini does not count.
     
  6. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    If you read the CURRENT TOS/User Agreement/MSD Rules, it is very clear, that you have to pay FULL PRICE for eligibility from the unit. However, they are apparently not enforcing it to the letter of the terms/rules (yet).

    I would not be surprised if they DO start enforcing it. They leave open the possibility that they can change anything with the terms/rules, at ANY TIME, for any reason, without any wording I could find saying that a currently eligible MSD anchor box, is immune to losing that status (due to the discount from the PLSR code).

    Technically, and by the letter of their law, ANY discount on lifetime service makes the unit NOT eligible.

    So, all I can think/suggest, is to do as mentioned by another post, and ask them which TSNs are your eligible units, and make sure you keep at least one of them (one at FULL price being the best choice), or just pay full price, as an insurance policy. We are lucky that the code still works.

    While I can only speculate on this... What if TiVo is intentionally letting this work, and granting eligibility on discounted LT units, just to encourage selling any full price LT units, so they can then start enforcing the letter of their law (which they currently are not doing)?
     
  7. Devx

    Devx New Member

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    When I called Tivo to find out a few things regarding Roamio Basic service pricing and the CSR checked my account she mentioned that I only had 1 box that qualified me for MSD pricing, the Roamio Pro. I activated lifetime on my Pro using the code. My Elite nor HD's count as they received MSD lifetime. The CSR also reminded me that my S2 would still qualify me if I allowed it to make a service call. It probably makes me sound horribly lazy but I didn't bother to hook up my S2 and used the code instead to get the MSD pricing. On my account the Pro still qualifies me for MSD pricing when/if I decide to buy another Roamio (basic).

    It's possible that Tivo may enforce FULL price on lifetime service to qualify for MSD in the future but they currently do not. I didn't mention that I used the discount code but I'm fairly sure the CSR could see it since they were able to tell me the last time I called in, how long its been since they've seen the S2, the billing issue w/ my Elite, etc.
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    FYI even though I qualified for MSD I ended up using that PLSR code instead. It was the same price and I figured it had a better chance at qualifying me for MSD down the road. It might not, but I'm not worse off if it doesn't.
     
  9. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I was looking at my past billing history and apparently I used that PLSR code for both of my ELites. That would explain why I was told before that the only TiVo on my account that was not a qualifier for MSD was my $6.95 a month Premiere. So I'm glad I used that code for my Roamio PRo instead of using the MSD option.
     
  10. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    Saw this posted elsewhere tonight and in all the 13 years I've been a TiVo customer, I've never thought of this.

    Bit surprised they don't offer a payment option for lifetime, but let you pay it off in pieces. I don't mean tiny pieces, they won't go for breaking it up into $10 chunks, but like 8 months of $50 each might be more doable for some people than a big block of $400 all at once.
     
  11. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    Well there is already a way to pay the lifetime service off over that period of time, its a credit card. You are suggesting that tivo should give you an interest free loan for eight months and deal with the collection headaches if somone reneges on an installment several months down the line.
     
  12. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Plus they already have an option for people who can't afford the cost of lifetime up front, it's called monthly service. The whole point of lifetime is that they are trading you an entire lifetime of service in exchange for you paying the whole amount right now. Allowing you to pay it off over time defeats the purpose and makes it a worse deal for them. They use to offer a yearly service contract that was like $100/year which was a savings over the typical $12/mo, but had no residual value like lifetime.
     
  13. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    Does anyone know when the "PLSR" code expires? The MSD-qualifying S2 on my account has gotten very shaky after a recent lightning storm. :(
     
  14. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I don't think anyone knows. The code has been around for years and still works.
     
  15. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    Thanks, didn't know that.
     
  16. HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo New Member

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    I got the Lifetime MSD on my Roamio and was able to get $199 Lifetime on my Premiere XL4.

    Not as good as the $99 we got on the Series 3, but much better than $399.
     

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